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photo of white plaster cast of architectural ornament with geometric lines and leaf patterns against black background
photo of white plaster cast of architectural ornament with geometric lines and leaf patterns against black background
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$ 530.00

Sullivan Wall Relief - Item #827

Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background
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22.5 Inches High x 22.5 Inches Wide x 2.25 Inch Deep

Price is for one panel. This wall panel is a repeatable pattern that can be placed side by side or alone as a single decorative relief.

Louis Henry Sullivan’s only commission in New York City is the Bayard-Condict Building. Located at 65 Bleecker Street, the 12-story building was considered a skyscraper at the time of its completion in 1899. It is a steel-frame building covered in brick walls with a white terracotta façade composed of over 7,000 pieces. In 1976 it was designated as a National Historic Landmark and included in the National Register of Historic Places. This sculpted piece is one of the repeating tiles on the exterior of the building that forms the soffit. The soffit is the underside of the cornice, which is a decorated, horizontal molding at the top of a wall, architectural feature, or piece of furniture. The piece is highly ornate and thoughtfully-designed – the hallmark of Sullivan’s ornamentation. The geometric lines, both raised and incised, counter the curving leaf motif at the corners. Nature strongly influenced his ornamental designs.

Sullivan (September 3, 1856 - April 14, 1924) was an architect in the Chicago School of Architecture also known as the Commercial Style. He was highly influential to the modernists who came after him, including his mentee Frank Lloyd Wright. Sullivan coined the famous architectural phrase “form follows function” to describe his philosophy that the exterior of a building should reflect the functions for which the building is used. Sullivan is also remembered for the ornamentation he created for the exteriors and interiors of his projects. Here, too, he modernized and Americanized. He changed the way ornamentation had traditionally been utilized in architecture in order to emphasize the hallmark of many new buildings of the time – their height.
    
Sullivan practiced with a partner as well, Dankmar Adler, at their firm Adler and Sullivan in Chicago in the late 1800s. The pair designed over 250 buildings together, and all but 30 of them have been demolished. Sullivan and Adler pioneered the practice of constructing skyscrapers and other tall buildings with a base, a shaft of identical floors, and a cornice.

 

Artist: Louis Henry Sullivan

Museum: Unknown

Origin: Bayard-Condict Building, New York City

Time Period: Modern

 

Sources:

Barron, James. “Making it Work; Angels For All Seasons.” The New York Times, 20 Dec. 1998, https://www.nytimes.com/1998/12/20/nyregion/making-it-work-angels-for-all-seasons.html.

Craven, Jackie. "The Meaning of 'Form Follows Function'." ThoughtCo, 28 Aug. 2020, https://www.thoughtco.com/form-follows-function-177237.  

Dunlap, David W. “Commercial Real Estate; A Sullivan Is Restored With Honor.” The New York Times, 9 Jan. 2002, https://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/09/business/commercial-real-estate-a-sullivan-is-restored-with-honor.html.

Landmarks Preservation Commission of New York City. Bayard-Condict Building Designation Report, Number 1, LP-0882, 25 Nov. 1975, http://s-media.nyc.gov/agencies/lpc/lp/0882.pdf. "Louis Sullivan and the Bayard-Condict Building," NYC LGBT Historic Sites Projecthttps://www.nyclgbtsites.org/site/louis-sullivan-the-bayard-condict-building/

Stott, Rory. "Spotlight: Louis Sullivan." ArchDaily, 3 Sept. 2018,  https://www.archdaily.com/544355/spotlight-louis-sullivan

Welton, J. Michael. "The Architecture of Adler & Sullivan." Dwell, 19 Jan. 2011, https://www.dwell.com/article/the-architecture-of-adler-and-sullivan-e67f12f5

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs (except tabletop pieces as noted) and masks come with one or more embedded hooks for hanging as necessary.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background

Most pieces ship within a few days to 3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free ground shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs (except tabletop pieces as noted) and masks come with one or more embedded hooks for hanging as necessary.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

View Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background

 

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in White Patina on a dark gray background

 

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Light Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Antique Plaster Patina on a dark gray background

 

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Bronze Patina on a gray background

 

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Stone Patina on a dark gray background

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Dark Stone Patina on a gray background

  

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Sandstone Patina on a dark gray background

  

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

photos of plaster cast sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal and plaster cast sculpture bust of man in Terra Cotta Patina on a dark gray background

  

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

photos of plaster cast of ancient relief of two men in a chariot pulled by three horses and an ancient relief of three horses finished in a two-patina of browns and whites on a gray background

 

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 396 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

photos of plaster cast statues of female in pink and white robes and female in green robes holding a fan at her side against black background

Shipping & Returns

Most pieces ship within a few days to 3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free ground shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.