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Teucer Quality Lost Wax Bronze Statue: 1881
Item#SU39001
Cast in the traditional lost wax bronze method
The champion Greek archer "Teucer" is one of the heroes of Homer's story of the Trojan War. Sculpted with elongated classical style that foreshadowed Art Deco, this nude bronze statue found great acclaim at the Royal Academy (1881). Sculpted by Sir Hamo Thornycroft (1850-1925), the nude male, readying his famous bow to focus legendary power, striking a notable pose that critics called "courageously realistic." This Design Toscano exclusive high quality lost wax bronze "Teucer, the Archer" sculpture is hand rubbed in a multidimensional sepia patina finish and set atop a solid black marble base. The nude male bronze sculpture is individually cast in the traditional lost wax method, which highlights the sculptural uniqueness and guarantees heirloom quality. Color patina is applied by hand one piece at a time, tone may vary slightly. 2 pcs.
16"Wx7"Dx27½"H. 14 lbs.
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Hamo Thornycroft (1850-1925)

English sculptor. He was the second son of the sculptors Thomas and Mary Thornycroft. Encouraged by Edward Burne-Jones, he decided on a career as a sculptor, despite his father's initial opposition. He trained in his father's studio and in 1869 entered the Royal Academy Schools, London, where he benefited from the teaching of Lord Leighton.

In 1872 he travelled via France to Italy. In Paris he was impressed by the work of such 19th-century sculptors as Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Franois Rude and Paul Dubois, and in Italy he particularly admired the work of the early Renaissance masters Ghiberti, Donatello and Verrocchio.

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