Bronze Code: 375
Height: 9.8 In
Width: 4.5 In
Weight: 3.1 LBs


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Unearth the remarkable history, legacy and artistry embodied in F. Chopin's magnificent work, a replica of Chopin's bust. This 1867 model carries the resonance of Russia's rich history, particularly of St. Petersburg, the city renowned for fostering unique talents like Felix Chopin. Best known as the 'bronze magician', Felix Chopin was not just a French and Russian caster, but also a supplier to the Court of His Imperial Majesty, an honor that privileges his name in the golden scripts of history.

With an authentic, handcrafted signature of 'F.CHOPIN', the St Petersburg manufactured piece also features a distinctive round stamp stating 'DEPARTURE OF M.F. 1867 FOR 10 YEARS.', solidifying it as a collector's dream item. The base of the bust carries the inscription 'IOANN IV', making it a must-have masterpiece for avid history buffs and admirers of fine art with a penchant for the Russian imperial timeframe.

Felix Chopin had an unparalleled fascination with the busts of Russian rulers. His foray into creating his own series of busts was inspired by the marble busts sculpted by the Italian master A. Penna. Despite Penna’s execution of the tsars and princes bearing little actual resemblance due to his absence from Russia, his work planted the seed in Chopin's heart, leading him to introduce 63 full-size, detailed busts of Russian rulers at an exhibition in 1849. Recognizing the greater utility and popularity of smaller scale works, Chopin remodeled these busts into smaller versions fifteen years later for an international exhibition in Paris, marking a crucial shift as the works transitioned to cabinet sculpture status.

This piece of history, carrying the prestige of a royal court supplier and the creative genius of Felix Chopin, is more than a sculpture. It’s an ode to royal Russian history, a reflection of the unique artistry of the 'bronze magician', and an irresistible attraction for any art enthusiast or history lover.