~ Robert Truscott Large Bronze Figure – WW1 Horse Mounted Cossack – Ltd Ed. 3/15 ~
A wonderfully detailed and very evocative statue in bronze of a First World War Cossack on horseback by the English sculptor Robert Truscott.
The sculpture shows the soldier sat upon a horse, both soldier and horse motionless.
The sculpture is mounted upon a rectangular textured plinth base.
The piece is signed by the artist and is marked as a limited edition no. 3 of 15.
~ Dimensions ~
The base measures 11cm (4 ¼ inches) by 21cm (8 ¼ inches).
The piece has a height of 34cm (13 ½ inches).
It weighs 8.04Kg.
~ Condition ~
One of the reigns is slightly loose and the top of the soldiers rifle is a little bent but otherwise the piece is in a very nice condition with no damages.
~ 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.