STANDING LABRADOR SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze ‘Standing Labrador’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Labrador statue and labrador garden ornament. 10% of the proceeds from this sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.
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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: 78 W: 120 D: 30 centimeters
Imperial – H: 31 W: 47 D: 12 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Standing Labrador 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
For many years an opportunity to commission a dog sculpture from me was auctioned at Battersea Dog and Cats Home’s annual fundraiser. I modelled this labrador Leo as part of a labrador pair for the generous bidder.
Leo and Barney were very lively and affectionate and spent quite a lot of the time sitting on top of the garden table.
How it was made
I visited Leo and took lots of photographs of him in a variety of poses. I watched his expressions and mannerisms, and heard about the way he behaved at home with his family. After that, with his owners, I decided which pose would suit him best, then proceeded to model Leo in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Leo 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.
[Of the Standing Labrador and the Sitting Labrador] “So pleased they both loved their sculptures, although not surprised, your work is lovely!”
Alison (Agent for owner)
[Of the Standing Labrador and the Sitting Labrador] “Thank you very much, they are beautiful and it must be wonderful to have such a talent!”
Delivery & returns
Commissioning a bespoke dog sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, or your own bronze labrador 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.