Stunning Bronze Tambourine Dancer Marble Base Colinet
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This wonderful bronze statuette of a tambourine dancer has been executed in the style of the famous sculptor Colinet. It dates from the last quarter of the 20th century.
Set on a marble base, the fine detailing of her garb is superb and wonderfully captures a sense of energy and movement so typical of Colinet’s work.
This bronze statuette has been produced using the ‘lost wax’ method.
This lovely bronze statuette of a tambourine dancer is in excellent condition as the photographs show.
More About Claire Jeanne Roberte Colinet (1880-1950)
Colinet was born in Belgium but worked mainly in France. Her best known work is primarily that of Arab female dancers and the majority of her sculptures are in the Art Deco style.
She was a frequent exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Francais and also at the Salon des Independents and her sculptures depict beautifully figured and dramatic female forms which show a lot of energy and movement. She was exhibited posthumously at the Paris Salon for nearly 30 years.
Whilst her preferred medium was bronze, she also worked in chryselephantine which is a combination of bronze and ivory. Here work is becoming increasingly popular and her 1930’s piece ‘Ankara Dancer’ sold at Christie’s for $285,984 in 2007.
More Information About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Statuette Making
Used by many societies around the globe, bronze statuettes have been produced with the ‘lost wax’ technique since olden times.
The method uses a wax version of the piece to be cast, which is coated in plaster or clay to produce a mold. The wax is warmed up and emptied once the mold is solid. If a hollow bronze statue is necessary then the wax model is made around a heat resistant center. Molten bronze is put into the mold and left to dry. Once the metal has cooled off sufficiently, the mold is cracked open to expose the bronze statuette inside.
Supplementary Information and Viewing Arrangements
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 61 x Width 32 x Depth 32 & Weight 16.6 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 0 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch & Weight 36.6 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).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 02985
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