Ralph W. Emerson - Item #739
Ralph W. Emerson - Item #739
Ralph W. Emerson - Item #739
$ 720.00

Ralph W. Emerson - Item #739

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.

      

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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24 Inches High x 13 Inches Wide x 13 Inches Deep

In 1879 Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), the famous transcendentalist essayist, sat for sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) almost every day for a month. The life-size bust was instantly recognized as one of the best depictions of Emerson, and Emerson himself said of the bust, "That is the face that I shave." Copies of the sculpture were made in plaster, marble, and bronze, several of which are today in museum collections. Emerson and French met in 1869 in Concord, Massachusetts where they both lived, and Emerson was on the committee that awarded French the commission that would become The Minute Man.

 

Artist: Daniel Chester French

Museum: Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others

Time Period: Neoclassical, 1879

1911 Catalog ID # - 5460

 

Sources:

Denby, Vicki. "Where's Waldo?" Houghton Library Blog, 22 Nov. 2013, http://blogs.harvard.edu/houghton/2013/11/22/wheres-waldo/.

"Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1879; cast 1906-7." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/10913.

Tolles, Thayer. "Daniel Chester French (1850-1931)." American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Volume I, A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born before 1865. Edited by Thayer Tolles, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 326-327. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=8jr6vNLLYMgC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Tolles, Thayer. "Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1879." American Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Volume I, A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born before 1865. Edited by Thayer Tolles, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 329-331. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=8jr6vNLLYMgC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted.

We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Reliefs, wall plaques, and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

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.

      

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.

Additional Information

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted.

We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Reliefs, wall plaques, and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

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.

      

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.