SITTING COCKER SPANIEL SCULPTURE
“Sophie the Cocker Spaniel was one of the first scultpure commissions auctioned at Battersea Dog and Cats Home’s annual fundraiser. Sophie was quite elderly at the time she modelled for me, and several of her daughters were there in her home. Using photographs provided by her owners I sculpted Sophie in her prime.
She was a lovely dog, and she has proved to be one of my most popular life-sized sculptures. She’s gone to clients around the world as far as Australia, and remains a firm favourite of clients at Chelsea Flower Show here in the UK.”
This bronze cocker spaniel statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Sitting Cocker Spaniel sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze dog sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Metric – H: 45 W: 40 D: 34 centimeters
Imperial – H: 18 W: 16 D: 13 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: 25
Bronze Resin Edition: 25
Which Material to Choose
Bronze Resin – bronze metal powder is mixed with a resin to create the appearance of foundry bronze metal, but is more affordable and lightweight.
Foundry Bronze – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
Suitable for outdoor display as a cocker spaniel garden ornament or cocker spaniel memorial statue.
If requested this statue can be provided with screw-in threaded rods, which allow you to bolt it onto, or glue it into, hard surfaces. Alternatively, if requested, we can provide fixed (for bronze metal only) or screw in security rings, which will allow you to lock the sculpture to a buried security chain.
This attentive lifesized Cocker Spaniel statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is the UK’s pre-eminent dog sculptor. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the Sitting Cocker Spaniel statue will go to the ‘Dogs Trust’, a charity that provides sanctuary and rehoming services for dogs in the UK and also lobbies for welfare policy changes all over the world.
The Sitting Cocker Spaniel is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original clay cocker spaniel sculpture, taken from a mould. Your bronze dog sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.
How The Sculpture Was Made
I visited Sophie and took lots of photographs of her in a variety of poses. I watched her expressions and mannerisms, and heard about the way she behaved at home with her family. After that, with her owners, I decided which pose would suit her best, then proceeded to model Sophie in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Sophie a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.
Delivery & Returns
Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.
International delivery is available.
If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures. Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you. If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you.
Sculpture that is broken in transit to you may be returned, and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you, at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you, or offer you a refund.
“I just wanted to say how much I really LOVE my sculpture – she is now called Alice and the most difficult thing is deciding whether to keep her in or put her outside. Either way, she is beautiful and even Maddie, my real cocker spaniel, has come to tolerate her!”
“Thanks Tanya… It was lovely to meet you, and we are very excited that the beautiful cocker sculpture will be heading to our home.”
“I received the sculpture this evening and I am absolutely delighted with it. It’s exceeded all my expectations and I’m so happy with it. Maisie was interested at first but now seems to have got used to her! Thank you so much, it’s so special.”
“We are delighted with our bronze of the cocker spaniel and have already found the perfect place for him in our home. Please thank Tanya once again […] we will keep our eye on her website and may well be back for another bronze at some time in the future.”
Maintenance & Security
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