Photo of plaster cast of sculpture bust of Rosa Parks on a black background
Photo of plaster cast of sculpture bust of Rosa Parks on a black background
Photo of plaster cast of sculpture bust of Rosa Parks on a black background, closeup of face
Photo of plaster cast of sculpture bust of Rosa Parks on a black background with two books sitting on the right side
$ 1,090.00

Rosa Parks - Item #442

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.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

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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30 Inches High x 18 Inches Wide x 11 Inches Deep

Renowned sculptor and owner of the Caproni Collection Robert Shure designed and sculpted this bust in collaboration with the Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts for the creation of four additional busts for their iconic Schoolroom. Their antique collection of plaster casts includes greats from history such as Dante and Lincoln. In endeavoring to tell the stories of other great figures with more inclusion, they reached out to our studio for the creation of busts of Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Nelson Mandela. The school’s headmaster Temba Maqubela said, “These four busts, representing more than half the population that was previously not visible in the Schoolroom, are an expression of a community that is determined to come together to prioritize adding over deleting. This is visible inclusion at its best!”

Parks faces the viewer, quiet but determined, clad in the simple smock she is often wearing in photographs. Known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement," Parks is probably best known for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus in Montgomery Alabama, which is the event that led to the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama. Parks was already an activist and was the secretary for E.D. Nixon, the chapter president of the Montgomery NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The Bus Boycott, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Montgomery Improvement Association, lasted over a year and led to the civil rights movement in the United States.
 
Rosa Parks was born in 1913, and remembering people like her keeps stories from their times alive and reminds us of what’s still important for humanity today. The Groton School’s project continues this mission, and we wanted to make this bust available to other institutions and individuals so the stories could continue to be told.

If you want to learn more about Rosa Parks, we recommend you check out her autobiography, co-written with Gregory J. Reed, called “Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation.”

 

Sources: 

“An Act of Courage, the Arrest Records of Rosa Parks.” National Archives, 21 Dec. 2016, www.archives.gov/education/lessons/rosa-parks.

 

Congress, The Library of, et al. “Black History Month.” Www.blackhistorymonth.gov, www.blackhistorymonth.gov.

 

The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Rosa Parks | Biography & Facts.” Encyclopædia Britannica, 26 Oct. 2018, www.britannica.com/biography/Rosa-Parks.

 

“Four Steps Forward for Groton’s Iconic Schoolroom.” Groton School, 12 Nov. 2021, www.groton.org/news-detail-title?pk=1203998&fromId=245736. Accessed 22 Feb. 2022.

 

“Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope, and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation.” Goodreads, www.goodreads.com/book/show/886101.Quiet_Strength.

 

“Rosa Parks Facts and Photos.” History, 31 Jan. 2020, kids.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/rosa-parks

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 and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

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.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

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.

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 and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

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.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

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.

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.