“SONS AND BROTHERS,” A LOST WAX BRONZE BY MARK HOPKINS

$2,500.00

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Item Code: 476-107

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This bronze tabletop statue is number 236 of a limited production of 250 by Georgia sculptor Mark Hopkins. The piece was produced in 1992 and last cast in 1999. Hopkins is known for his work in bronze, particularly using the lost wax process, which enables the sculptor to make very accurate castings of an original model.

This dynamically posed and modeled piece is reminiscent of the Virginia monument at Gettsyburg as three Confederate soldiers plunge forward with a battleflag overhead and the broken wheel of a gun carriage at their feet. The figures differ in age. The youngest is a drummer, wearing a forage cap and beating his drum. The eldest is mustachioed, carries the battle-torn flag forward, wears a slouch hat and has his mouth open in a shout or Rebel yell. At left a clean-shaven and bareheaded soldier with rifle seems caught in the effort to get to the front line to face an enemy just seen by his two comrades.

The sculpture has been made even more dynamic and evocative by the sculptor’s use of negative space: we can’t see the lower bodies of the soldiers. We can imagine them plunging forward out of a wheat field or the smoke of battle, but it creates a dreamlike feel as well, figures with faces of deep character, seen in motion, but vanishing and literally impossible to grasp.

Measurements: roughly 12 by 18 inches. Weight: about 20 pounds.  [sr]

Original box and packing material not with the statue; due to the many delicate parts to this piece, we would not feel comfortable shipping it. Pick up at the shop or at one of the miltaria shows we attend is recommended.

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