Duke Of Wellington Bronze After Alfred Boucher

Duke Of Wellington Bronze After Alfred Boucher

Duke Of Wellington Bronze After Alfred Boucher

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This is an imposing and  lifelike bronze sculpture of the Duke of Wellington dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

This high quality bronze is a hot cast recast of an original produced using the 'lost wax' otherwise known as cire perdue process, and it bears the replica signature of the famous sculptor Alfred Boucher.Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition. 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 25 x Width 14 x Depth 12 & Weight 3.1 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 10 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches & Weight 6.8 lbs

Lost Wax Method - sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.
In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.

Alfred Boucher (1850 - 1934), French sculptor, mentor to Camille Claudel and friend of Auguste Rodin. Born in Bouy-sur-Ovin (Nogent-sur-Seine), he was the son of a farmhand who became the gardener of the sculptor Joseph-Marius Ramus, who, after recognizing Boucher's talent, opened his studio to him.

He won the Grand Prix du Salon in 1881 with "La Piété Filiale." He then moved to Florence for a long period and was a favourite sculptor of presidents and royals such as George I of Greece and Maria-Pia of Romania.

He provided inspiration and encouragement to the next generation of sculptors such as Laure Coutan and Camille Claudel. The latter was depicted in "Camille Claudel lisant" by Boucher and later she herself sculpted a bust of her mentor. Before moving to Florence and after having taught Claudel and others for over three years, Boucher asked Auguste Rodin to take over the instruction of his pupils. This is how Auguste Rodin and Claudel met and their tumultuous and passionate relationship started.

Ever generous and philanthropic, he founded the studio La Ruche in Montparnasse in 1902 to help young artists. He received the Grand Prix de sculpture de l'Exposition Universelle in 1900.

Dimensions

W14.0 x H25.0 x D12.0 cm

Condition

Used

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Period

Unknown

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Seller is VAT registered

SKU

69548251
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