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    stunning 4 ft gilded bronze statue classical maiden

    Stunning 4 Ft Gilded Bronze Statue Classical Maiden
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    Antique Stunning 4 Ft Gilded Bronze Statue Classical Maiden

    An absolutely stunning large gilded bronze sculpture of a seductive classical lady in a flowing golden dress holding a ewer.
This sculpture is extremely lifelike and the craftsmanship and attention to detail are absolutely fantastic.It bears the replica signature of the renowned Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen.A truly stunning piece that will be the centre of attention wherever it is placed.

 Made by the lost wax, or cire perdue, method.Cire PerdueSometimes 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 artist''s 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. Measurements:

Height 120 cm x 

Width 41 cm

 x Depth 29 cm

 Karl Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen 1770 ? 24 March 1844) was a Danish sculptor of international fame, who spent most of his life in Italy (from 1789?1838). Born in Copenhagen into a Danish/Icelandic family of humble means he was accepted to the Royal Academy of Arts when he was eleven years old. Working part time with his father who was a wood carver he won many honors and medals at the academy and was awarded a stipend to travel to Rome and continue his education. In Rome he quickly made a name for himself as a sculptor. Maintaining a large workshop in Rome, he worked in a heroic neo-classicist style and had patrons all over Europe.Upon his return to Denmark in 1838 he was received as a national hero and a museum, Thorvaldsens Museum, was erected to house his works next to Christiansborg Palace. Thorvaldsen himself is buried within the courtyard of the museum.In his time he was seen as the successor of master sculptor Antonio Canova, but his strict adherence to classical norms has tended to estrange modern audiences. Among his famous works is a statue of Jason the Argonaut, a figure of Christ, and the tomb monument of Pope Pius VII, the only work by a non-Italian to be located in the St. Peter''s Basilica, the statues of Nicolaus Copernicus and Jozef Poniatowski in Warsaw, and of Maximilian I in Munich.

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