DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Francois-Raoul LARCHE | Loïe Fuller lamp

LARCHE, Francois-Raoul, designer
France 1860 – France 1912
Loïe Fuller lamp
gilded bronze electric lamp in the shape of the American dancer, Loie Fuller c.1900
Decorative Art
bronze, gilt
45.6 (h) x 23.0 (w) x 25.5 (d) cm
impressed, on front of base, 'RAOUL LARCHE' impressed, side of base, inside circle, 'SIOT.DECAUVILLE. PARIS / FONDEUR' impressed, rear of base, '?923'
Purchased 1989
NGA 1989.510
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Larche’s design for this decorative table lamp was inspired by the graceful movements of Loïe Fuller (1862–1928), one of the most celebrated dancers in Paris during the late 1890s and after. An American, Fuller had developed a style of dance based on the swirling and billowing movements of her diaphanous veiled costumes.

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