Bronze Code: 345
Height: 9.1 In
Width: 5.5 In
Weight: 4.4 LBs


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Experience the world of Russian Imperial history through the eyes of a master sculptor with the exquisite Chopin 1887 Antique Bronze Bust. This meticulously crafted piece is the masterpiece of renowned French and Russian foundry worker, Felix Chopin, celebrated as the 'Bronze Magician'. His unique style and extraordinary attention to detail have led to his reputation as supplier to the Court of His Imperial Majesty.

Handmade at the F. Chopin Factory in St. Petersburg, Russia, this particular model touts the signature 'F.CHOPIN' on its back side, along with the identified round stamp 'M.F. 1887'. Also inscribed on the bust's base is the name 'Alexander III', paying tribute to one of Russia's most prominent rulers and showcasing Chopin's deep personal engagement with Russian history.

As a creator, Felix Chopin is known for his bronze busts of Russian rulers. His journey in bust-making began in 1840 when he discovered marble busts executed by Italian sculptor A. Penna. Inspired by their charm, Chopin decided to craft his own series, and his resulting collection of 63 full-sized busts was released nine years later, leaving an indelible mark on the art world.

In 1874, Chopin took his creations to new heights, unveiling smaller versions of his royal busts at an international exhibition in Paris. This strategic transition elevated his works to cabinet sculpture status, driving their popularity and demand further. This model 1887 Bronze Bust is a testament to the enduring success of Chopin's artistic venture, encapsulating the essence of its time and the timeless artistry of its creator.