Rivière, Théodore

Rivière, Théodore (1857-1912) – A bronze sculpture of “Loïe Fuller (1870-1928) by the sculptor Théodore Rivière. After the debut of Loïe Fuller in 1893 at the “Folies Bergères” in Paris with her revolutionary  choreographies of the “Serpentine” and “Butterfly” dances, she became the ‘muse’ of many modern artists. They represented her on paper (Jules Chéret) and, as in this case, by Théodore Rivière in bronze. This is an old bronze cast of 1896. An identical figure in marble is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Height: 36 cms. Signed on the foot in full: Théodore Rivière.