Dancer with discs/cymbals. Spelter on a marble base. Signed DERENNE. Made in the workshop of Max Le Verrier in the 1920s.
Derrene is one of the pseudonyms used by the French sculptor Marcel-André BOURAINE (1886-1948)
Mainly self taught, he did study for a time with Alexander Falguieré. He exhibited his work of arts at the Salon des Tuileries in 1922.
From 1928, he was commissioned by Gabriel Argy- Rousseau (famous ceramicist, expert of the art of glass), who ordered a few sculptures.
For the International Exhibition of Arts in 1937, Paris, he created a large sculpture for the Sevres pavilion.
He became one of the most important sculptors of Art Deco. The city of Paris purchased a terracotta bust by him.
Best known for his bronze figures he also worked in chryselephantine and ceramic, excelling in his depiction of athletic nude women.
Height = 26 cm (10.2″)
Width = 22 cm (8.7″)
Depth = 7 cm (2.8″)