This stunning and elegant stylized Big Horn Sheep Gilt Bronze Sculpture sits on a richly polished gray and fossilized white marble on a fine walnut base. It is #1/25 and from the artists personal collection. The rich gilt solid bronze gleams with the accented eyes and facial muscles defined with a rich deep patina. It is signed under one horn: "P.S. Lynch copyrights 1984 1/25". It is unnecessary to go in-depth with these beautiful sculptures as if the pictures capture it at all, you will be captured by the spirit and quality of these near one of a kind sculptures. It is in excellent condition, measuring 10" long by 6 inches high by 6 inches wide. With the base it has an overall height of 8 inches.
This sculpture is from the artist's personal estate collection. Patrick Sims Lynch was member of a prominent pioneer family. He was born on May 14, 1932, in Spokane, Washington. His father Joseph w. Lynch, M.D. pioneered Neurological Surgery in the Northwest. His son followed his father's footsteps and became a noted Neurological Surgeon and author. He passed away in Eugene, Oregon on January 28, 1998.
His talented hands turned to art sculpting for relaxation. He would do studies on the animal he was sculpting in the wild to catch their essence, which is readily perceived in the finished work. First sculpting for his own enjoyment, his talent was readily recognized and commissioned. This Liver Patina Cougar Limited Edition was commissioned for the Washing State University in the 1980s (Cougars). Each piece is either the first or his artist proof from his own collection. Each collection is very small, as he was a humble and unassuming man who had no interest in fame. The talent of this artist who is now gone from us flows from the five bronzes we are privileged to present from his estate.