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Henri Godet
French, 1863–1937
Dancing Allegorical Female Figure, ca. 1890
Cast bronze
H. 32 in. x W. 16 1/2 in. x L. 10 in.
Metz 661

Henri Godet, a prolific artist in clay, marble, and bronze, began his career in Paris studying in the studio of Mathurin Moreau. Typical of his editions in bronze are works such as Spring (1885), Winter (1885), Vanity (1886), Ophelia (1901), and Eternal Spring (1911).

Godet was a self-promoter, a busy man according to an extant advertising brochure from the turn of the century that declared him a specialist in decorative sculpture, tomb monuments, busts, medallions, and reproductions of ancient sculpture.

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