Bronze Code: 70
Height: 16.5 In
Width: 6.1 In
Weight: 11.4 LBs


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Delight in the exquisite elegance of the 'Dancer in a Long Dress', a large sculpture that stands at an impressive 42cm tall. This remarkable piece, part of a 15-piece sculptural group, is an eternally beautiful work crafted by the accomplished hands of French sculptor Agathon Léonard, a noted artist of the French Art Deco period.

Known for his breath-taking artistry, Léonard has indeed reached the highest peaks of his craft, reflected in the stunning details of this dancer sculpture. First unveiled at the World's Fair in Paris (1900), it won the gold prize, displaying Léonard's exceptional talent for creating masterpieces that capture the beauty and grace of femininity.

His rigorous education began at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lille. Further honing his artistic skills, he continued his studies at the esteemed École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Since 1868, Léonard was a regular at the grand Paris Salons, where his extraordinary work was recognized, earning him silver in 1889 and gold in 1900.

The 'Dancer in a Long Dress' is enchantingly unique, with her individual pose and object. Yet, what ties the 15 dancers together are their stunningly elaborate long dresses - astoundingly detailed with numerous folds and broad sleeves. The sculpture, originally cast in Sèvres porcelain, became so celebrated that it was later released in bronze, allowing the beauty of this piece to be appreciated in a new, enduring medium.

Crowned Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1900, Léonard has left an indelible mark in the field of sculpture. This significant recognition enhanced his reputation as a truly talented sculptor. Add the 'Dancer in a Long Dress' to your collection to celebrate the success of an artistic visionary and enjoy the lasting beauty of a meticulously crafted sculpture.