Handcrafted Large Snake Charmer Bronze Sculpture Hot Cast Classic Artwork
Total Dimensions: Height 16'' x Width 6'' Approximate Weight: 10 LBS Original Reproduction: ReproductionBourgeois won the Prix de Rome in 1863, the same year he created and exhibited the plaster version of The Snake Charmer. A year later, Emperor Napoleon III (reigned 1852–1870) ordered a life-size bronze which now stands in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. The Snake Charmer would become one of Bourgeois’s most popular works, as confirmed by the many reductions that were made of it, like this one. The sculpture reflects the wide-ranging debate within academic art that revolved around the dominance of the classical ideal. Several artists attempted to expand the notion of the classical ideal by, for example, depicting Africans and other people of color. The critic de Rialle discussed this and similar works at the 1863 Salon as follows: “One begins to divert from the academic errors by making ethnographic sculpture […]. It introduces art to a new field, namely science and thus to the idea; then it opens new horizons by giving new subjects and reveals beauty in all its aspects and in all climates; finally it generates a new poetry.”
This sculpture, boy riding the turtle, is 97 percent good. There is a slight scuff/discoloration on the boy’s right shoulder, and upon close examination one can see either glue or discoloration where the boy’s bottom is connected to the turtle. I thought about calling Jan about this, but decided I can live with it. It probably does not, however, bode well for future orders. Thanks.
I recently made my first purchase for a gift. I accidentally made an error when purchasing and once I noticed I contacted Bronzhaus customer service. They were empathetic, professional, efficient and super easy to work with.
I enjoyed my experience and am very pleased with the item I purchased. I will use them again
A really different take on Justice! Love it.
The product & transfer service are very good !
Very beautiful statue and well detailed,Very happy with m purchase !!!
Very please with the sculpture. Great detail and quality.
I adore my Torso of Summer by Aristide Maillol! (the original is held by the Getty Museum). Although it is a beautiful recreation of just the torso of a beautiful woman, it will always remind me of his collection of the four seasons. Bronzhaus does the most remarkable bronzes of new and antique pieces of art statuary. I have several pieces and love them all. The beautiful nude statue holds a place of honor in my foyer. I am so proud of all of my Bronzhaus pieces! Thank you so much! (And I must say that the prices are outstanding!)
I love fine art. My grandfather was a professional artists, and when I was little he would take me to galleries. I fell in love with bronze statues. They are expensive however. BRONHAUS has made it possible for me to own beautiful bronze statues, that I usually couldn't afford. Ive ordered three statues from them, all simply beautiful and affordable. Thank you BRONHAUS for this opportunity you have given me, PLUS fast secure shipping and peace of mind for when my new statue is on its way!!!!
Not really huge but there is rarely room in a lawyers office for something big. Nicely made.
This piece was well made and very attractive.
Everthing about the sculpture is amazing. Thank you Bronzhaus
This is a pretty and pleasant statue. Very nice on my desk.
Very nice, tasteful erotic nude bronze artwork. Very detailed, even down to the fingers. Packed for shipping well. No complaints in the least.
I wanted something big and this is big and the marksmanship is beautiful. The statue itself doesn't give justice to a warrior, but it looks great.
I have purchased 31 bronzes from Bronzhaus over the years. The last one had a chip on the nose of one of the figures. It may have been delivered to you in that condition as I suspect that you do not open the box to check on the condition of the item before shipping it to the customer. It would be too much trouble for me to return it to you, but I thought you should be aware of same.
What material are your sculptures made out of?
All of our sculptures are made from100% hot cast bronze, and handmade in the ancient lost wax casting method. We never sell cheap cold cast sculptures or resins!
What is the difference between hot cast and cold cast bronzes?
Hot cast bronze is created by pouring a molten metal mixture into a mold. Before the metal can be poured, our artists must first create the mold on a medium such as clay, rubber, or wood. Each mold allows for a limited number of pours, and therefore a limited amount of sculptures can be created in any given round of production before the mold is destroyed and the artist must create a new mold.
Cold cast is actually made from resins and plastics which are painted over. They are cheaper, lighter, and less durable.
Generally speaking, hot cast bronzes are very time consuming and limited in their production, whereas cold cast resins can be mass produced and are inexpensive to create.
Do you do custom work?
Custom work is available in some cases. Please contact us with the details of the job.
Can I sell you one of my own pieces?
Unfortunately, we do not buy pieces from the public. To ensure the highest quality, we only sell brand new pieces that we commission ourselves, or buy directly from artists and manufacturers we know and trust.
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