"Loïe Fuller"

Sculptor: Françios Raoul Larche

Origin: French

height: 18 in. x width: 10 in. x depth: 9 in.

Year: circa 1900


A Symbolic French Art Nouveau gilt bronze illuminated sculpture, "Loïe Fuller," by Francios Raoul Larche, molded after the famous american dancer "Loïe Fuller" performing her famous scarf dance with her organic form of which with in her scarf is concealed two light  bulbs. The sculpture is impressed "Raoul Larche" and is further impressed with the "Siot Decauville" foundry seal.  This model by Larche is regarded as the model which best illustrates and defines "The Art Nouveau Movement" 
A similar sculpture is pictured in: Loïe Fuller:Goddess of Light, by Richard Nelson Current and Marcia Ewing Current, Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997