Hi, My name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you. This is a sculpture of the masterful classical music composer Ludwig von Beethoven standing in quiet contemplation. The attention to detail is fantastic and the sculpture is extremely lifelike. Set on an attractive marble base bears a signature replica of Andre F Trupheme.
Andre F Trupheme ( 1820 - 1880 ) was a French sculptor.
This sculpture is a recast of an orginal using the cire perdue process.
In excellent condition, Value $1250.00 to $1400.00 in US dollars
Dimensions in cm:Height 71 x Width 25 x Depth 22 & Weight 20.5 kgDimensions in inches:Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 9 inches & Weight 45.2 lbs
Lost Wax Methodsometimes 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.
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Hi, Here are 2 photos of the statue for reference. Thanks Mike
Hi, Your welcome I have seen a number of these over the years. Yes by the weight plus the way it was made. Thanks Mike
Hi Gilbert, There was only one original made in the mid 1800's of this statue the recasts were made after the artist Andre F Trupheme past away. I have seen at least 5 of these recast statues in the past years and they can be purchased today when they come up for sale. Thanks Mike
Hi Gilbert, I believe the original is in Paris, France. All original bronze statues are unique that were made by listed artists or famous that would be famous enough to do re casts. Thanks Mike
Hi, I was wondering if you need further assistance with your statue? Thanks Mike
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