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Profile image of Anthony SmithAnthony has a life-long interest in both natural history and art and it is through his sculptures that he combines these twin passions. A fascination for Natural History led Anthony study Zoology at Cambridge University, after which he set up a studio and began his career as a sculptor, teaching himself the traditional sculpting methods of the 19th-century masters.
 
His wildlife sculptures are inspired by his travels and direct observations of animals in the wild, supported by studies of animal anatomy and behaviour. He has also develope...

Sculpture: 'Alfred Russel Wallace (life Bronze statue commission)'
by Anthony Smith

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Bronze Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised sculpture by sculptor Anthony Smith titled: 'Alfred Russel Wallace (life Bronze statue commission)'
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Sculpture description:
Seven foot tall bronze statue of the great 19th-century naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, commissioned for the Natural History Museum of London to commemorate the centenary of Wallace`s death. The statue the first new statue commissioned for the Museum in more than eighty years was unveiled by Sir David Attenborough on the 7th of November 2013, and has been shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture.
Artist's comments:
The Artist writes; `It was a huge honour to work on a statue of this great man. I first studied Wallace`s work during my Zoology degree and his writings, travels and discoveries were hugely inspirational. I hope that this statue will go some way towards bringing Wallace back into the limelight where he belongs.`.
Dimensions/size: 230 x 120 x 100 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 7 ft 6 1/2 in x 3 ft 11 1/4 in x 39 2/5 in
It is a lifesize sculpture
Edition: N/A
Medium: Bronze
Sculptor: Anthony Smith [sculptor profile]
Price: Price on Application
Availability: Yes, for sale.*
Category: Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Human Figurative Sculptures
Public Art Sculpture
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Figurative Public Art Sculptures
Weight: 300 Kg / 660 lb
Title: Alfred Russel Wallace (life Bronze statue commission)
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Recommended Usage: Indoors and as a Garden Sculpture
Year: 2013
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