Agathon Léonard "Danseuse Tambourin à Gauche" Bisque Ceramic Sculpture
Titled "La danse du tambourin, tête penchée à gauche" (or "The tambourine dance, head leaning to the left"), from the artist's series "Le jeu d'écharpe," this French Art Nouveau bisque ceramic sculpture by the great master Agathon Léonard hearkens back to the Renaissance sculptors of lore, who turned marble into flesh and fabric, just as Léonard does here with ceramic. Featuring a woman draped in stunningly rendered, rich cloth dress who holds a tambourine high above her head, her face turned away from the viewer as we catch her mid-motion, about to turn dramatically over her left shoulder.
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Item #: S-13308
Artist: Agathon Léonard
Dimensions: 20" height, 10" width, 7" depth
Materials: Bisque ceramic
Signed: "Sevres GB 4.09" and "No. 6"
Literature: Sculpture pictured in Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris, by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 186; Sculpture also pictured in Agathon Léonard: Le geste Art Nouveau, by Ingelore Böstge, Paris: Somogy editions d'art, 2003, p. 52, cat. no. 14