This is a captivating bronze study of the beautiful ballet dancer Natacha Nattova and a representation of the dance she performed in front of a Prussian prince so captivated that he asked to marry her. When you look at the sculpture and the depth and warmth of the patina meet your gaze, it provides a feeling of calm and grace.It's almost as if the sculpture is the image of a still lullaby. She points her toe, turns her body carefully and gracefully, even her fingers are positioned politely. Her beautifully proportioned body is accentuated by the ballet dress she wears.
Pleating with gravity and fluid movement, the bodice resembles a corset adorned with beautiful roses at her left shoulder.