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Erté Patinated Bronze Sculpture "Her Secret Admirers," 1988

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Romain “Erté” de Tirtoff (Russian/French, 1892 – 1990)
Her Secret Admirers, 1988
Patinated bronze sculpture on stone base
Signed in mold to the verso of skirt
Numbered 178/375
Joel Meisner foundry stamp “JM” to the base
Includes a certificate of authenticity from Hanson Art Galleries, 1990

Roman De Tirtoff, known by the pseudonym Erté, is a Russian-born French designer who flourished in many fields including set design, fashion, and the graphic arts, spanning most of the 20th century. He began working for Harper’s Bazaar in 1915, creating over 240 covers for the magazine for over twenty-two years. His fashion illustrations appeared in numerous other publications. During 1976, Erté was awarded the title of Officer of Arts and Letters, and in 1982 the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris by the French government. His work is housed in private and permanent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to name a few.

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- slight scratches to the patina of the tail of one bird to the left; edge of beading slightly loose to the lower right edge of skirt to the verso.


15.0" W x 24.0" H x 5.5" D

- measures sculpture and base; sculpture measures 21.75" H.

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