~ Robert Truscott Bronze Figure Of A WW1 French Infantry Soldier ~
A wonderfully detailed and very evocative statue in bronze of a First World War French infantry soldier by the sculptor Robert Truscott.
The sculpture shows the soldier with rifle mid stride indicating something and possibly shouting to his fellow soldiers.
The sculpture is mounted upon a high rectangular textured plinth base.
The piece is signed by the artist.
~ Dimensions ~
The base measures 5cm (2 inches) by 5.7cm (2 ¼ inches).
The piece has a height of 15cm (6 inches).
It weighs 530g.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in a very nice condition with no damage.
~ Robert Truscott ~
Robert Truscott is a sculptor producing sensitive figurative work mostly in bronze and plaster.
His ‘Defeat’ sculpture was the winner of the prestigious Threadneedle Prize Visitor Choice award 2012.
After graduating from Winchester School of Art, a strong feeling for Russian culture lead him to St Petersburg’s Repin Academy, where he continued
post graduate study. His work emphasises links with 19th century culture, and 20th century conflicts. He feels that the human figure remains the
ultimate means of artistic expression, communicating in a direct unequivocal manner humanities eternal struggle. The pathos of conflict, lies central to
his work. This fascination with military history – the ordeal of the soldier – bound up in his specific national uniform becomes an increasingly
marginalised art genre. His inspiration is often drawn from the music of Beethoven, Bruckner and Wagner. Their work articulates mankind’s yearning for
a humanised society based on traditional values in harmony with nature.