Sculpture

A branch of the visual arts traditionally typified for being solid and three dimensional. Media used to create sculpture including stone, bronze, pottery and wood. In their appearance, sculptures may be divided into two categories, either free-standing (in the round) or adjoined to a background surface (relief).

With the development of plastic art in the 20th and 21st century, the definition of sculpture was broadened to include works specifically concerned with the three-dimensional form.


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Triton set to make a splash in Chicago

27 November 2023

The grandnephew of Parisian art and antiquities dealer Ernest Brummer (1891-1964) is parting with this second-century AD Roman marble head of a triton at Hindman in Chicago.

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Roman marble bust of Hadrian flies over estimate at US auction

27 November 2023

This Roman marble bust hammered for $47,500 (£39,100) against an estimate of $2000-3000 at Wiederseim Associates (25% buyer’s premium) in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on October 20.

Nelson bronze

‘Secret’ Nelson bronze brings £185,000 at auction

20 November 2023

A secret copy of a commemorative full-length bronze of Lord Nelson holding a telescope which was sculpted by Princess Louise Duchess of Argyll, the sixth child of Queen Victoria and Albert, was the top lot in maritime specialist Charles Miller’s latest auction.

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Octavius bust crowns US architect's maiolica collection

20 November 2023

The first day of the Annual Thanksgiving Auction at Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, Massachusetts on November 25-26 is devoted to the collection of Robert ‘Bob’ Eigelberger.

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Buyer chooses Chadwick couple

13 November 2023

Lynn Chadwick’s (1914-2003) figure sculptures of the 1960s-80s consist largely of angular male and female couples – standing, sitting, walking or lying together.

Roman 2nd century AD statue

Roman marble sold in 1961 auction resurfaces in Italy headless… but the head could be in UK

06 November 2023

In 1961 when Christie’s auctioned off items from the Wilton House Collection, the catalogue included a full-page image of a monumental Roman marble.

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Gatehouse panels greeted visitors to earl’s new country seat

06 November 2023

Hugely decorative, impeccably provenanced and selling at an impressive sum, a pair of moulded relief panels were another of autumn’s Coade stone stars

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Sundial displays Coade stone qualities

06 November 2023

Figure dating from 1792 demonstrates the advantages of the influential artificial stone used

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Sculpture from McWilliam's Women of Belfast series comes up for auction

06 November 2023

An example from Frederick Edward McWilliam’s (1909-92) 'Women of Belfast' series is being offered at Halls’ auction in Shrewsbury on December 6.

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Feuchere’s Satanic majesty attracts bids at Bonhams Los Angeles auction

30 October 2023

A highlight of Bonhams’ (28/27/21% buyer’s premium) Home & Interiors sale on September 26 was this clock surmounted by a bronze cast of the Jean-Jacques Feuchere (1807-52) sculpture Mephistopheles or Satan.

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Grab an almost half Nelson

30 October 2023

Cheffins of Cambridge is offering a marble bust of Lord Nelson, after Franz Thaller (1759-1817) and Matthias Ranson (fl. c.1800).

Bardon Hall

Sculpture dealers Tomasso to offer collection at Dreweatts auction

26 October 2023

Leeds and London dealership Tomasso is to hold a sale of stock at Dreweatts on November 14-15.

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Of a sunny disposition

23 October 2023

'Sun’s Daughter' is one of the highlights in the solo show on Contemporary artist Emily Young at Richard Green, held in association with Willoughby Gerrish.

Birdbath

Birdbath makes Battersea splash

16 October 2023

A stoneware birdbath designed by one of Rodin’s students was among the highlight sales at the autumn edition of the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.

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5 Questions with sculpture dealer Margaret Cowley

16 October 2023

Margaret Cowley co-founded Garret and Hurst Sculpture with Wendy Grellman. The firm is one of the exhibitors at Winter Art & Antiques Olympia.

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Chadwick's sitting couple emerges at Florida auction

02 October 2023

Lynn Chadwick’s (1914-2003) figure sculptures of the 1960s-80s consist largely of angular male and female couples – standing, sitting, walking or lying together.

Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

BBC show Fake or Fortune? proves Elisabeth Frink sculpture found at a car boot sale is the real deal

27 September 2023

With the help from the team of BBC show Fake or Fortune?, a lump of metal found at a car boot sale has been proved to be by sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink valued at around £60,000.

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Bodies of work: British art in focus

25 September 2023

Doyle New York (31% buyer’s premium) offered property from the estate of Donald D MacDermid and his landmark Greek Revival home in Chester, Connecticut.

Peter Hone

Peter Hone's collection comes to auction in Cornwall but is on view in his Notting Hill home

21 September 2023

Fancy a chance to view a treasure trove of classical friezes, Grand Tour discoveries, textiles and drawings in an ornate Notting Hill home?

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Two Anthony Caro sculptures offered in Seattle auction

18 September 2023

Modernism from Northwest collectors at MBA Seattle Auctions on September 29 includes two works by the British abstract sculptor Anthony Caro (1924-2013).

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