Stunning Gilded Bronze Sculpture Lady Costume Gerdago
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Dating from the last quarter of the 20th century, this is recast from an original piece created by the Austrian Art Deco sculptor Gerda Iro Gerdago (1906-2004). This timeless bronze sculpture of a dancing lady depicts her in a fancy theatrical costume in keeping with Gerdago’s career as a theatrical costume designer in the 1930s and 40s.
This bronze sculpture of a dancing lady in a fancy costume bears a headdress reminiscent of a Roman Centurion's helmet and an ornate crinoline dress with a shawl decoratively draped over her shoulders and one arm. Her dramatic pose is distinctly that of a dancer or opera singer making a grand entrance on stage. The folds of fabric on the crinoline dress are beautifully modelled and the piece is wonderfully finished with gilt work to the face and arms, making this a very distinctive piece. It bears the signature Gerdago on the bottom of her skirt.
She stands on a marble base and this gilded bronze lady is extremely lifelike.
This bronze sculpture of a dancing lady in a fancy costume is in excellent condition as can be seen by the photographs. Please be sure to look at the detail and appreciate the fine craftsmanship of this wonderful gilded bronze lady.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 30 x Width 21 x Depth 21 & Weight 5.3 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot x Width 8 inches x Depth 8 inches & Weight 11.7 lbs
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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Our reference: 02443
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