SITTING GREAT DANE SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze Sitting Great Dane sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze sitting great dane statue and great dane ornament.
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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.
Metric – H: 125 W: 98 D: 47 centimetres
Imperial – H: 49 W: 39 D: 19 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Sitting Great Dane 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
The Sitting Great Dane was commissioned of Mr Barker, who’d passed away before the owner met me. I was so thrilled to have the chance to sculpt such a magnificent dog, and Mr Barker was a particularly handsome example of the breed.
Funnily enough I actually met the owner here at Moelfre, when he came up to collect three goats to take home with him as pets, (being males they’d been rescued from slaughter at a dairy farm.) I think he spotted my Leaping Bearded Collie sculpture outside, and very happily asked me whether I’d sculpt Mr Barker!
How it was made
I wasn’t able to visit Mr Barker before he passed, but I was sent plenty of photos of him in a variety of poses. With his owners, I decided which pose would suit him best, then proceeded to model Mr Barker in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Mr Barker 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.
“Thank you very much for making Mr Barker sculpture for us, it is amazing and captures his spirit so well. […] Really brilliant addition to the home for us.”
“Thank you for my beautiful Great Dane. I love him. Now I have the family in full preparation for getting our seating area ready to install him in the perfect place.”
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Commissioning a bespoke dog sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, or your own bronze great dane 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.