Why Commission a Portrait Sculpture?
||You will have a permanent sculptural image of a member of
your family or yourself
||You may wish to celebrate a senior member of staff or notable
personality relevant to your organisation
||A portrait sculpture can capture a child's image while young
The tradition of sculptural portraiture which captures a likeness
dates back at least to Egyptian and Greek times. Romans made bronze
and marble statues of their emperors and leading members of their
society, some with interchangeable heads as it reflected the unstable
times they lived in.
In Renaissance times some of the best portrait sculptures were
made in Italy from terracotta, together with plaques and commemorative
medals, which can be seen today in museums like the Victoria
and Albert Museum in London.