Natasha Nattova was a leading avant garde Russian ballerina who moved to the West and successfully took up Burlesque and Cabaret in London and Paris.
Bronze on marble support
39 cm (high) × 22 cm (wide); 15½ × 8¾ in.
Prince Serge Yourievitch was a talented artist as well as courtier and, at one point, he served as Chamberlain to Emperor Nicholas II of Russia. In 1903 he met Auguste Rodin and, in 1909, Yourievitch resigned his political duties and began to exhibit at the Salon des Independents in Paris. During the Revolution he emigrated to Paris and, in 1930 he made a bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the 1950s he taught at the Guildford School of Art.