Lord Byron - Item #794
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.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
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.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
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George Gordon Byron, better known as Lord Byron (1788-1824), was a British poet who was one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement. He has been well-known since his time, and also had a reputation for being promiscuous. The artist, Pierre Joseph Chardigny (1794-1866), was a French sculptor and medalist who attended the École des Beaux-Arts. He made a series of busts of famous individuals including Lord Byron, William Shakespeare, and George Washington that were cut squarely and had the subject’s name inscribed on the front, flat surface.
Artist: Pierre Joseph Chardigny
Time Period: Modern, 19th century
1911 Catalog ID # - 6270
"Arredi e Dipinti Antichi Provenienti dal Palazzo Bresciano della Famiglia Pederzani Bonicelli, da una Residenza Emiliana e da Committenze Private: Pierre Joseph Chardigny, Cinque busti." Associazione Nazionale - Case d'Asta Italiane, https://www.anca-aste.it/it/asta-0213/cinque-busti.asp.
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"Lord Byron (George Gordon)." Poetry Foundation, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/lord-byron.
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