SITTING WORKING SPANIEL SCULPTURE
“The life-sized Sitting Working Spaniel sculpture was a commission of Molly, who I met when delivering a previously commissioned labrador portrait head. She was a ball of energy, but also very well behaved, sitting still on command and allowing me to take a set of photographs on the spot, in case her owners decided to commission her too. The intention was to capture the specific expression that Molly had when she was intent on her owner, of focused alertness, but also with a softness and an expression of ‘please!’ on her face.
This bronze spaniel statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Sitting Working 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: 62 W: 48 D: 29 centimetres
Imperial – H: 24 W: 19 D: 11 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 labrador garden ornament or labrador 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 handsome lifesized working 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 Working 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 Working Spaniel sculpture is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original clay lab 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 Molly to take photos, measurements and videos of her in her owner’s chosen pose, then proceeded to model ‘Molly’ in clay.
Once I’d sculpted the Sitting Working Spaniel 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.
“Molly has arrived safe and well and we are delighted! You have captured her every feature and soul – thank you!!! She went to sit by her immediately and was a little unsure but then we found her again lying next to her. This spot on the stairs is one of Molly’s haunts as she likes to cover off all bases if one of us is upstairs and the other downstairs. I think that head will become quite shiny as we have already started patting it on passing (just as we do with the Tess head)!”
Maintenance & Security
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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.