Art Nouveau Terra Cotta Nude

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This rare and charming French terra cotta sculpture of a gypsy girl is the work of sculptor Edouard Fortiny. A jewel of the Art Nouveau style, this exotic young lady strikes a relaxed pose, and embodies the natural beauty that epitomized this remarkable period. Art Nouveau, an avant-garde style that emerged in the early 1890s, received widespread popularity almost simultaneously in Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, and America. The movement celebrated natural beauty with fluid lines, asymmetrical decorations and exotic subject matter. This outstanding figure combines all of these hallmarks to form a work that is at once vibrant and elegant.



Signed "Fortiny" in the front and side, and stamped "Fontaine & Durieux Paris 1032"
Details
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1880
Period
19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Terra Cotta Sculpture
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
18.25 in. H x 10.5 in. W x 11 in. D
46 cm H x 27 cm W x 28 cm D
Dealer Location
New Orleans, LA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U1106208911180
Address
M.S. Rau Antiques
630 Royal St.
New Orleans LA 70130
US
(888) 986-0322
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