Chasing

A final process used in finishing a sculpture made in bronze. Once cast and cooled chisels and punches are used to remove imperfections and holes, and to create fine detail. The surface is then polished and smoothed down.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning, by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, 1853 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning
by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer
1853
NPG 3165

Florence Nightingale, by Sir John Robert Steell, cast by  Alessandro Parlanti, 1862 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Florence Nightingale
by Sir John Robert Steell, cast by Alessandro Parlanti
1862
NPG 1748

Sir James Dewar, by Carmelo Cernigliari-Melilli, 1906 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir James Dewar
by Carmelo Cernigliari-Melilli
1906
NPG 2118

Albert Ball, by Henry Poole, 1920s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Albert Ball
by Henry Poole
1920s
NPG 2277

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt, by Frank Owen Dobson, 1994 (1922) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt
by Frank Owen Dobson
1994 (1922)
NPG 6321

Sir William Turner Walton, by Maurice Lambert, circa 1925 - NPG  - © Geoffrey Colley

Sir William Turner Walton
by Maurice Lambert
circa 1925
NPG 5913

Aldous Huxley, by Paul Hamann, 1930 - NPG  - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Aldous Huxley
by Paul Hamann
1930
NPG 5403

King George VI, by Leon Underwood, 1937 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King George VI
by Leon Underwood
1937
NPG 6356

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