SITTING RETRIEVER 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.”
This sculpture bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. It will be carefully gift wrapped and is accompanied by a certificate.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze dog sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Ideal size for tabletops and mantelpieces
Metric – H: 19 W: 16 D: 11 centimetres
Imperial – H: 7 W: 6 D: 4 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open
Bronze Resin Edition: Open
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
This elegant bronze retriever statue is sculpted by 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 retriever 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 Retriever is an open edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original bronze Sitting Retriever sculpture from a mould.
If you would like this statue to be mounted on a stone or wooden base, please contact me for a quote.
How The Sculpture 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.
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 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]
Maintenance & Security
Take a look at our information pages for detailed guidance on:
Commission A Bespoke Dog Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, 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.