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Art Deco Terracotta Sculpture of Leda and the Swan by Beauvais

$6,500Asking Price


Fine French cubist terracotta statue of Leda and the swan signed S.Beauvais. Based on a classical theme from Greek mythology, Zeus appeared in front of Leda and seduced her. The French sculptor, Beauvais depicts here a feeling of monumental mass and power,the visual block form contrasted with the delicacy and gracefulness of the embrace. This envelopment of the artistically rendered winged swan engaging the nude female portrays a soft yet erotic overtone. Key Words: figurines, decorative objects,Modernist, mid century, busts,nude,mantel


  • Creator
    S. Beauvais (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1935
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. very good some varied, mottled coloration effect on original terracotta finish as shown in photos.
  • Seller Location
    New York City, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: U120726901395

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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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