Yevgeny Yevgenyevich Lansere (1875-1946) was a Russian artist, born near St. Petersburg into a family of prominent Russian artists, architects, and composers. In addition to his work in painting and sculpture, Lansere illustrated the Caucasian novellas of Leo Tolstoy, and his later interest in Asian art was sparked by trips he took to Japan and Turkey in the 1920s.
This small bronze statue of a sheep was listed in the inventory of the Deanery taken in 1917, along with numerous other small animal figurines. It stood with other bronzes first in the entrance hall and later in the Deanery’s large sitting room, the Dorothy Vernon Room.
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- Refers to a broad range of alloys of copper, specifically any non-ferrous alloy of copper, tin, and zinc or other trace metals. Bronze was made before 3,000 BCE -- possibly as early as 10,000 BCE, although its common use in tools and decorative items is dated only in later artifacts. The proportions of copper and tin vary widely, from 70 to 95 percent copper in surviving ancient artifacts. Because of the copper base, bronze may be very malleable and easy to work. By the Middle Ages in Europe, it was recognized that using the metals in certain proportions could yield specific properties. Some modern bronzes contain no tin at all, substituting other metals such as aluminum, manganese, and even zinc. Historically, the term was used interchangeably with "latten." U.S. standard bronze is composed of 90% copper, 7% tin and 3% zinc. Ancient bronze alloys sometimes contained up to 14% tin.
- Three-dimensional works that represent humans, animals, or mythical beasts at less than half life-size. While the term may be used interchangeably with "statuette" in certain situations, it differs in that a statuette is always free-standing while a figurine may be part of a larger work, such as a decorative detail on a candelabra or mirror.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Home Departure and Destination
Bryn Mawr College
, 10/4/2013 - 12/31/2013
"All-Over" Design: Lockwood de Forest between Ahmedabad and Bryn Mawr
Bryn Mawr College
, 10/24/2019 - 3/1/2020
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Paris, France, 1992
Page Number: 259,
Figure Number: 5