Adriaen de Vries’s bronze casting technique: direct lost-wax method


Video from The J. Paul Getty Museum

Adriaen de Vries, a 17th century Dutch sculptor, often used “direct lost-wax casting.” Because the wax is “lost,” each bronze cast is unique. If the casting fails, the sculptor begins again.

Cite this page as: The J. Paul Getty Museum, "Adriaen de Vries’s bronze casting technique: direct lost-wax method," in Smarthistory, December 20, 2015, accessed October 1, 2016, http://smarthistory.org/bronze-casting-lost-wax/.