~ Robert Truscott Bronze Figure Of A WW1 French Trooper Ltd Ed. 2 of 8 ~
A wonderfully detailed and very evocative statue in bronze of a First World War French trooper soldier by the sculptor Robert Truscott.
The sculpture shows the trooper trudging along, back hunched under the weight of his pack with the pained look of a war weary soldier.
The piece is signed by the artist to the base and is marked as a limited edition; it appears to read 2/8
~ Dimensions ~
The piece has a height of 26.5cm (10 ½ inches) and weighs 2.1Kg.
~ 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.