Bronze Code: 379
$90
Height: 6.3 In
Width: 3.9 In
Weight: 1.3 LBs

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Introducing the reduced Chopin series of Russian tsars: an elegant, more compact, and budget-friendly collection of busts capturing the essence of imperial Russian rulers. These finely crafted pieces serve as tasteful additions to any historical art collection, embodying a unique blend of heritage and artistic expression.

The creative genius behind the collection is Felix Chopin, Model 1868. Affectionately known as the 'bronze magician', Chopin was a proficient French and Russian caster revered as a supplier to the Court of His Imperial Majesty. His captivating renditions of Russian rulers earned a special place for him in the art world, bringing a unique vision to historical figures.

Chopin’s introduction to busts was marked by his encounter with marble busts crafted by Italian sculptor A. Penna in 1840. Despite the sculptures bearing only conditional similarities to the actual historical personalities due to Penna's lack of first-hand exposure to Russian aristocracy, Chopin was inspired to explore this form of artistic expression on his own terms. Committed to the detailed study and rendition of Russian tsars and princes, Chopin's passion culminated in the presentation of a collection of 63 full-scale busts at an exhibition nine years later.

Demonstrating an exquisite understanding of design aesthetics and market demands, Chopin shifted from the creation of large busts to smaller replicas. The result was the introduction of exquisite cabinet sculptures at an international exhibition in Paris, 15 years after his first massive display. This strategic shift catered to growing demand for compact art pieces that can conveniently fit within home settings or be utilized as thoughtful collectibles.

With the reduced Chopin series of Russian tsars, art enthusiasts get the opportunity to experience the glorious, imperial Russian history through detailed, scaled-down busts. This collection impeccably continues the legacy of Felix Chopin while proving to be an economical choice for collectors.