Classically Deco - a very decorative hot cast, bronze statue on a marble base. Finished in a lovely translucent brown patina on the figure, dark brown on base and head-dress/clothing detail. Overall height 41cm, 37cm without base.
During the 1920's Chiparus took inspiration from ancient Egyptian art, employing dancers of the Russian Ballet and French theatre to create a number of iconic sculptures. His long, slender and stylised form is typified in this piece. Versions of the original work were produced in both bronze and chryselephantine (carved ivory and bronze). This contemporary bronze reproduction beautifully captures the style of the original work. It is signed however as a reproduction, will not carry a foundry mark.
"Dancer of Palmyra" Bronze after Demetre Chiparus
This sculpture is in excellent original condition. Please see photos as these form an important part of the description.
This statue has been hot cast using the lost-wax method. Lost-wax casting is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture is cast from an original sculpture or model based on an original work. Where the original work has been used, the duplicate will be more faithful. All bronzes are hand finished following casting and then patinated to give its surface appearance and colour. Differences to the orignal work can result since it will not have been finished/patinated by the original foundary.