Bronze Code: 91
Height: 15.7 In
Width: 4.9 In
Weight: 7.3 LBs


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Esteemed artist P. Philippe dedicates his mastery of sculpture to capture the essence of Russian ballet in this mesmerizing, large-scale piece. Measuring at an attention-commanding 40 cm, this breathtaking work vividly manifests Philippe's fascination with Russian culture ignited during the reign of Diaghilev's 'Russian Seasons' in Paris.

Paul Philippe (1870-1930), a celebrated Polish sculptor of the Art Deco era, is renowned for his allegorical compositions rendered in the neoclassical style. Born in Thorn, Poland, Philippe spent the formative years of his career in Paris (1899-1915), earning recurring acclaim and prestigious awards at Paris Salons for his artistry.

Philippe's connection to the Old World is clearly present, paying homage to renowned Polish artists and their enduring influence on sculptural tradition. This stirring work testifies to the time period's melodious interplay between creativity and cultural exchange. A paramount feature to note is the girl's purely Russian face, expressing Philippe's dedication to realism and demonstrating his artistic genius in capturing diverse ethnicities.

In the grand enthrallment of Russian ballet sparked by the success of Diaghilev's 'Russian Seasons', Philippe found his muse. Some of his most stunning pieces, including this sculpture, pay testament to the time when the world of arts witnessed an impressive resurgence of captivating Russian themes.