Bronze Code: 69
Height: 15 In
Width: 7.9 In
Weight: 11.7 LBs


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The 'Dancer in a Long Dress (with an apple)' porcelain statue by A. Leonard is a rare and remarkable piece of art created during the Art Deco period. This alluring sculpture belongs to an exclusive group of 15 dancers painstakingly crafted by the master for the coveted World Exhibition in Paris, 1900. This sculptural group not only earned him the prestigious gold prize but also enticed the art world with its exquisite detailing and intricate workmanship.

Every single dancer in this group boasts a distinct pose and holds a unique object, adding a unique character and story to each figure. However, their unity is masterfully expressed through the beautiful long dress they all share. These elaborate dresses, showcasing a fascinating number of folds and wide sleeves, are a tribute to the extraordinary skill and craftsmanship of Agathon Leonard.

Agathon Leonard, a renowned French artist born in Lille in 1841, enjoyed great success during his lifetime. After perfecting his art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lille and the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, Leonard made a name for himself with his consistent participation in the Paris Salons. During his illustrious career, he was awarded the silver prize in 1889 and a gold in 1900. This esteemed artist was also selected as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1900, affirming his position in the world of art.