Winston Churchill Bust
The Nemon Estate Churchill bust is handmade in an artisan foundry from an original plaster created by Oscar Nemon. The bust has been individually cast in resin in an artisan foundry in Britain. It is finished by hand with a wax patina originally used by Oscar Nemon.
15 cm high, 11 cm deep and 11 cm wide.
Members price: £135.00
Nemon always modelled his subjects initially from life, meeting them either at his studio, or a location they chose - such as Chartwell, or indeed Downing Street, for Churchill. Nemon would begin a sitting by talking, telling stories, asking questions, giving his subject the space to reveal themselves, and all the time shaping the little oval of clay - small enough to lie in the palm of his hand, or be held up on a stick - which became the first sketch. He also made pencil drawings - such as those of Churchill snatched in the dining room at La Mamounia in 1951 - and cut -out profiles, to map his sitter's features, additionally collecting press photos and newspaper cuttings which captured their characteristic poses. back in his studio, the different elements would feed into the full size clay portrait, and subsequent plaster casts. Nemon would work for months, or even years, on successive versions, and then, finally, cast into bronze.
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