JULES GRAUX (BELGIAN, 1867-1930): A PAIR OF LATE 19TH CENTURY BRONZE FIGURE OF NEAPOLITAN DANCERS
the female dancer holding a tambourine, and wearing a Bacchic headdress of vines, the male figure semi-clad in a lion pelt, both on circular naturalistic bases signed ‘J. Graux’, mid brown patination with lighter high points, over marble circular plinths,
38cm high (2)
The theme of Neapolitan dancers was explored by some of the most influential sculptors during the second half of the 19th century in Paris, including Carrier-Belleuse, Duret and Delafontaine.