Lot 354
Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955), The Dance
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Bronze with applied patina, inscribed "Bessie Potter Vonnoh / NY XXXI" and with foundry mark reading "Roman Bronze Works N-Y."

12.5 in.

Private North Carolina Collection

Bessie Potter Vonnoh modeled The Dance in 1908. In Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women by Julie Aronson, the author describes the figure's clothing as a "generalized version of the Ionic chiton," popularized by modern dancers like Isadora Duncan. Examples of this bronze are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art and The Newark Museum.

A few scattered white flecks to one arm.

$2,000 - 4,000