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