Spectacular new limited edition bronze sculpture, Large Hares Boxing 2019, by Michael Simpson
So alive, this new limited edition bronze by Michael Simpson, Large Hares Boxing, is a large, vibrant sculpture which will captivate us all. A collector’s item, launched recently in a limited edition of only 50 pieces worldwide, it is a substantial bronze which creates real impact. A highlight of any interior, from a gallery setting to a home or office interior, this is a piece to treasure.
Simpson, an international wildlife sculptor, has portrayed the two hares in mid-leap—one springing high above the other in a performance that is not only spectacular but entirely natural—and the hares are rapt in their mutual aerobatics. This is a scene every countryman and woman hopes to see; the sight of boxing hares in springtime—chasing and leaping in sheer abandon—is an unforgettable thrill, and this rare daylight spectacle of exuberance is captured here in a split-second: it truly is a work of Art inspired by Nature.
For a long time it was thought that boxing was confined to males; closer observation has revealed that usually a female is involved, perhaps to test a potential suitor’s determination. Simpson, an accomplished international artist, has long watched the wild hares in his home country, the Staffordshire Potteries, and here he has used his artistic eye and skill to great effect.
This is a fine foundry bronze using the ancient method of lost wax casting. The bronze is finished in the traditional way of patination, where various acids are fired into the surface of the sculpture to create layers of beautiful rich colours. Finally, this piece is picked out in subtle hand-painted poppies and wheat.
The bronze stands nearly 17in high (44cm) high, and weighs 5kg, making it a really impressive piece for a home interior, an office or boardroom, or a gallery setting. It is in a numbered limited edition of only 50 worldwide. It will arrive smartly boxed for presentation, with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
RRP £1,495. CCUK £997. Includes UK mainland delivery.