SITTING COCKER SPANIEL SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze ‘Sitting Cocker Spaniel’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Cocker Spaniel statue and cocker spaniel garden ornament.
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Which material to choose?
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.
Metric – H: 45 W: 40 D: 34 centimeters
Imperial – H: 18 W: 16 D: 13 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Cocker Spaniel sculpture is a casting of an original sculpture. It is hand cast by a British foundry or resin caster and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This is an original foundry or resin casting of the sculptor’s work that she has personally approved.
This casting is a perfect recreation of the original sculpture and bears the artist’s signature and its own unique edition number.
Foundry Bronze Edition: 25
Bronze Resin Edition: 25
The inspiration behind the sculpture
Sophie the Cocker Spaniel was one of the first 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.
How it 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.
“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.”
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.
Commissioning a bespoke dog sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, or your own bronze cocker spaniel statue, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my dog commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.