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Horse Weathervane – Dutch Warmblood and Woman

Dutch Warmblood Weather Vane with Woman

Dutch Warmblood with Woman
Dutch Warmblood

This Warmblood Horse Weather Vane With Woman was originally commissioned by a husband for his wife. Their daughter, an excellent equestrian, had just left home for college and the mother missed her greatly. Now when she looks out her window towards the barn, this portrait weather vane brings her daughter to mind and puts a smile on her face.

This particular design is unusual and interesting in its two distinct elements of composition: the horse and the girl. In situations where the weathervane has more than one subject you may need to go to a larger size for proper visual effect than you would if the weathervane consisted of only one design element.

Dutch Warmblood

We also make a Dutch Warmblood Weathervane, if you want a simpler look.

As shown here, we worked in a combination of copper and brass. The young woman’s face, hands and pants and the horse’s mane, tail and halter were made of brass, with the remainder being crafted in copper. Brass contains a lot of copper (70% copper, 30% zinc) and is also non-ferrous. Brass weathers very similarly to copper with just a slight variation in the patina coloration. The effect, over time, is subtle but because the directionals (North, South, East, West) are brass, it is sometimes nice to pick up a little brass in the sculpture piece itself.

The horse, Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus, is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. Horses first evolved in the Americas, but went extinct here until reintroduced by Europeans. They have long been among the most economically important domesticated animals and are prominent in religion and mythology.

Here is a note from our customers who captured the beautiful picture of their Dutch Warmblood Weathervane with Woman in silhouette against this 2018 super moon:

“Hi! We ordered a weathervane from you all waaaaay back in …. .maybe 1998?  For almost 20 years now it has graced the top of our barn cupola here in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.  Just thought I’d send you a few photos of the super blue moon …. didn’t get to see the blood moon this morning as there was cloud cover.  We LOVE our cupola.  Thank you all for making such a beautiful and lasting piece of art for us.”

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