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Loie Fuller

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The American dancer Loïe Fuller created a sensation in Paris in the 1890s with her highly inventive choreography, whipping about with wands voluminous draperies on a glass floor illuminated by colored electric lights. She became the very symbol of the Art Nouveau. Iridescence and billowing...

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Inscription

Verso lower right in graphite pencil: LD 39 Verso lower right in graphite pencil: 56.138

Provenance

Florence S. Gerstein (1926-2004, Boston); her bequest to MFA

Credit Line

Bequest of Florence S. Gerstein

1893

Catalogue Raisonné

Wittrock 017; Delteil 039

Dimensions

Image: 36.8 x 26.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 9/16 in.) Sheet: 38 x 27.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.243

Medium or Technique

Color lithograph, printed from four stones with gold and silver powder

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