Bronze Code: 394
Height: 6.3 In
Width: 3.5 In
Weight: 1.1 LBs


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Introducing a more compact and budget-friendly version of the marvelous Chopin's series depicting Russian Tsars. These intricately designed royal busts are a testament to Chopin's distinct skill set and deft artistry. Crafted meticulously and presented with perfection, the Model 1868 makes an exquisite addition to your collection, exemplifying age-old Russian royalty.

The maestro behind these works is the renowned 'bronze magician’ Felix Chopin (1813-1892), a prolific Franco-Russian foundry worker. Known for his splendid contributions to the Court of His Imperial Majesty, Chopin's creations have commanded recognition and admiration over the years. His particular fascination and aptitude for Russian rulers' busts shine brightly in his portfolio of masterpieces.

Chopin's tryst with creating busts began in 1840 when he came across marble busts crafted by the sculptor, A. Penna from Italy. As Penna had never visited Russia, the resemblance of his creations with the actual historic figures was largely open to interpretation. However, Chopin led the idea further, rendering it his artistic personality and refining it with precision. In 1849, Chopin gracefully debuted at an exhibition with 63 full-sized busts of Russian rulers, that instantly were applauded.

15 years later, in a move demonstrating both creativity and business acumen, Chopin presented smaller versions of these regal figures at an international exhibition in Paris. Reduced in size but not in quality, these busts transitioned into the domain of cabinet sculpture, an art field tremendously valued and sought after to this day. In essence, the Model 1868 is an affordable, space-efficient alternative for history enthusiasts, Russian royalty admirers, or art collectors seeking to own a piece of Chopin's brilliance.