Two Highland stags in all their powerful glory, locked in combat over hinds at the height of the rut, create this new and beautifully sculpted limited edition bronze by Michael Simpson. Entitled Rutting Stags, this is a bronze which any admirer of animalier sculpture, stalking man or woman, or lover of the red deer and the Highlands, will treasure. It is in a limited edition of 95.
Michael Simpson—world renowned for his magnificent figurative wildlife sculptures—chose that awe-inspiring moment when the dominant male and his challenger finally clash, perhaps even to the death. This is the ultimate image of the wild red deer: when Scotland’s remote hills and glens reverberate to the fierce sounds of crashing antlers, charging beasts and aggressive roaring as each dominant male fights to secure his hinds.
Simpson’s sculpture brings it all home to us in a work of art that is as bracing as a blast of Highland air. It instantly captures the wild majesty and ferocity of the red stag—our largest native land mammal, weighing up to 190kg. It is little wonder that Victorian artist Sir Edwin Landseer and others made their reputations by portraying such beasts at such moments. How perfectly the sculpture captures the cold desolation and piercing beauty of the wilderness; one can almost hear the silence broken by the reverberating sound of antler on antler.
Simpson’s impressive bronze is in a limited edition of 95. At about 10in (250mm) wide and nearly 4in (100mm) tall, weighing more than 1kg, it is large enough to make an impact—as a centrepiece on a table, mantelpiece or plinth, in the office to remind you of the hill, or on display at home. It will look capture the eye of all who walk into the room.
This limited edition bronze will arrive in a smart presentation box, complete with numbered card.
RRP £350 plus delivery. CCUK £247. Free UK courier delivery.