In this order, we realized a bust of a real Czech count, who lived in the 18th century, and one enthusiast asked us if we would make a bust based on a painting. And we did it.

Assignment of bust production

" I would be interested in having busts of two Baroque nobles made by you. The problem is that there is no statue, only a few imitations - see the appendix.
Before I agree on anything, I have a question, do you really see that it would be possible to work with this material in any way. If so, I will pass on further information. Thank you in advance for your time.
"

Busty parameters

  • Bust of a nobleman on the basis of several preserved depictions
  • Size about 40 cm
  • Material: acrylic plaster + sealer to increase surface resistance
  • Finish rather matte, white color
  • Hollow bust, wall strong and durable enough

Who is depicted

  • Silesian nobleman from the 18th century
  • He was a chamberlain at the court of Charles VI, was educated and spoke several languages
  • He married the noblewoman Sophia von Sachsen-Weissenfels, who was 22 years older
  • The wedding was secret because she was a Protestant and he was a Catholic
  • He had contacts all over Europe and had a fantastic sense of art
  • He befriended King Fidrich II of Prussia. Great
  • He was a member of the Masonic bed
  • He became the heir of the Silesian estate Rudoltice, a beautiful castle park and an extensive library, the castle was visited by important personalities of the Enlightenment (eg Voltaire)
  • His vanity led him into huge debts, and he eventually lived in Potsdam with the help of the King of Prussia
  • Both the park and the castle were destroyed or sold out after his death

Source: Wikipedia

Materials for the bust

It must be said that the data were very minimal and from different time periods. We tried to get as close as possible to the original, but in the end we had to come up with a lot of things and improvise a bit.

3D model busty

My client and I dealt a lot with the overall look and clothes. In the end, we decided to choose Togo as our clothes and as a hairstyle we chose the hair as men wore it in the 18th century in the given aristocratic state. It is therefore a so-called Greco-Roman depiction.

Virtual 3D model of a bust

3D tisk busty

3D tisk busty

Silicone form

Silicone mold with hull

Gypsum casting

Gypsum bust of acrystal

Final patina

Bust of a nobleman

Busts to order

Are you interested in making a bust to order according to your idea? We use various materials: gypsum, concrete, epoxy, or highly valued bronze castings. Just contact us: info@futlab.cc .