SITTING RETRIEVER SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized bronze ‘Sitting Retriever’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Sitting Retriever statue and golden retriever dog ornament for the home.
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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: 19 W: 16 D: 11 centimetres
Imperial – H: 7 W: 6 D: 4 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Sitting Retriever 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.
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open (Unlimited)
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The Sitting Retriever sculpture was modelled on Barney and the standing one was modelled on Pasha. Barney was an old boy when I met him, and the owners had got Pasha as a puppy a few years before. They showed me some fantastic photos of Barney playing with Pasha when Pasha was small. And they still play together really sweetly.
How it was made
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features. I study the way that hair, fur or skin lies over their muscles or alters their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.
The Sitting Retriever sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Sitting Retriever statue was finished 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 received it today! It looks wonderful. Thank you for reaching out Tanya.”
“The sculpture is BEAUTIFUL, I am sure my wife will love it.”
“They are lovelier than I imagined!” [Of the Sitting Retriever and the Standing Retriever]
Delivery & returns
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 sitting retriever 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.