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Agathon Léonard "Danseuse Tambourin à Droite" Silvered Bronze Figural Sculpture


This silvered bronze figural sculpture, "La danse du tambourin, tete penchée à droite," or "Tambourine dance, head leaning to the right," by Agathon Léonard, features a woman dancing and playing a tambourine, inspired by the American actress and dance, Loïe Fuller, exhibiting exquisite fluid drapery with her joyfully flowing sleeves. This figural sculpture is one of "Le jeu d'écharpe," or "The Scarf Set," originally produced and cast by Sèvres, and was awarded a Gold Medal at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. The series was later cast in bronze by the Susse Frères foundry, with special limited editions in silvered bronze, such as this figure.


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Item #: S-14638
Artist: Agathon Léonard
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 22.5" height, 10" width, 7" depth
Materials: Silvered bronze
Signed: A Léonard with Susse Frères Foundry Mark
Literature: Figural sculpture pictured in Agathon Léonard: Le geste Art Nouveau, by Ingelore Bostge, p. 68, cat. 49

"Le jeu d'écharpe," created by Agathon Léonard at the turn of the 20th century, consists of fifteen sculptures of young women in various poses; some women dance with scarves, others hold musical instruments, or carry flaming torches. Each of the fifteen dancers is unique in terms of her pose, hair style, and dress.