Dancing Allegorical Female Figure, ca. 1890
H. 32 in. x W. 16 1/2 in. x L. 10 in.
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
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.