Ruth Bader Gilbert
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Why Commission a Portrait Sculpture?

bullet You will have a permanent sculptural image of a member of your family or yourself
bullet You may wish to celebrate a senior member of staff or notable personality relevant to your organisation
bullet 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.

 


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