Lot: 169

Rupert Carabin, Ballet dancer, 1898/99

Ballet dancer, 1898/99. Bronze, dark brown patinated. Dancing pose on one leg. H. 21 cm. Plinth inscribed on the side: R. Carabin (bossed). Marked on the bottom: D 7 (embossed).

This small sculpture is part of a series of five dancers. The all-view figure is dressed in a tutu and ballet shoes and has one leg slightly bent. One arm is bent and she is holding her skirt with the other. Carabin captured the dancing pose realistically. The skirt has a moving texture and suggests movement with its swinging shape. The figure is thematically reminiscent of the pastels and small sculptures by Edgar Degas (1834-1917).

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Hammer Price: 10,000 €

K-13 - Auction May 2024
04. May 2024 at 11:00 AM CEST


Cf. Exhibition cat. L'Oeuvre de Rupert Carabin 1862-1932, Galerie du Luxembourg, Paris 1974, pp. 181 f. cat. no. 91.