“Russian Dancer” (Nijinsky) by Demetre H. Chiparus
Russian Dancer by Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947).Bronze and ivory on marble base.
The statuette depicts the ukrainian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950) in the “Scheherazade” ballet portraying “Golden Slave”. Nijinsky became immortalized in history after his portrayal of “Petrushka”, the puppet with a soul.
Bryan Catley (1978) “Art Deco and Other Figures” p. 88-89