SÈVRES PORCELAIN FACTORY, Sèvres (manufacturer)<br />
 Agathon LÉONARD (modeller)<br/>
<em>Dancer with scarf her knee raised, from The Scarf Dance table centrepiece, model no. 12</em> 1898 {modelled}; (1923) {manufactured} <!-- (front) --><br />
<em>(Danseuse à l’écharpe genou levé, from the table centrepiece Le Jeu de L’Écharpe)</em><br />
porcelain (biscuit, hard paste)<br />
53.0 x 35.0 x 16.7 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Gift of Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2021<br />
2021.542<br />


New to the NGV: Radical Art Nouveau with The Scarf Dance

Be the first to know about new artworks joining the NGV Collection and hear some of the stories they connect with across time and place. In this episode, we share the fascinating story of the construction and inspiration behind a rare series of 11 Art Nouveau figures called The Scarf Dance (Le Jeu de l’Écharpe), made by one of the greats of porcelain manufacturing, Sèvres. The series is is a generous gift from Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family.

Amanda Dunsmore, Senior Curator, International Decorative Arts and Antiquities, NGV
Trude Ellingsen, Conservator of Objects, NGV

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