Bronze Code: 378
$90
Height: 6.3 In
Width: 2.8 In
Weight: 1.1 LBs

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Welcome to the world of historical artistry - the Reduced Chopin Series of Russian Tsars. This collection is a fusion of history, artistry, and affordability, making it an enviable asset for every collector and history enthusiasts alike.

The series is a masterpiece, skillfully handcrafted and designed by the renowned, Felix Chopin. Born in 1813, Chopin worked as a caster in France and Russia, earning him the nickname of the 'bronze magician'. He was also a supplier to the Court of His Imperial Majesty. Among his diverse portfolio of work, the Russian rulers' busts held a notable place. These grandiose busts were inspired by the marble sculptures by the Italian sculptor, A. Penna, discovered by Chopin in 1840. Despite Penna's sculptures having little resemblance to the real Russian Tsars and Princes, Chopin found enough inspiration in them to pursue the idea.

Chopin's dedication to this idea bore fruit in 1849 when he presented 63 full-sized busts of Russian rulers at an exhibition. However, the true stroke of genius was when he decided to scale down these sculptures and presented the reduced-sized versions at an international exhibition in Paris. This transition from grandeur to compactness made his work a part of cabinet sculpture and sparked widespread demand.

The 1867 model from Chopin's reduced series we present honors this historical journey. This series is perfectly suited for those who admire art and history but are also mindful of budget and space constraints. They are not just smaller and more budget-friendly options; they encapsulate the delicacy of Chopin's craftsmanship and the grandeur of Russian history.