Erte Signed Gorgeous Cold Paint Bronze Sculpture of Fantasia Numbered 301/375
We have the priviledge to offer you this gorgeous cold paint bronze sculpture by world renowned artist Erte (Romain De Tirtoff) of Fantasia.
The detail in this bronze is exceptional, especially the little dainty butterflies throughout.
She is hand signed and numbered 301/375.
This originally appeared as a Harper's Bazaar cover. We do have the certificate of authenticity and the Estate originally paid $13,000.
Measures 20 3/4" high and weighs 18.5 pounds.
Erte was born Romain de Tirtoff in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892.
At the age of 18 he moved to Paris and used the named Erte, which came from the French pronunciation of his initials R and T. He was a widely recognized artist in the 1920's for his work with Harper's Bizarre and many other publications and was awarded the title of Officer of Arts and Letters in 1976 and the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris in 1982. His works are in many museums around the world and he worked right up to the end of his life.
This gorgeous bronze is in wonderful condition. The felt underneath is coming off, but it does not effect the bronze in any way and is a must for any art or Erte collector.