An original sculpture, "Twilight", by the father of Art Deco Romain de Tirtoff, AKA ERTE. 1 of only 375 made, this sculpture is number 105 and bears the artists signature. There is some wear to the the gold gilt finish on the headdress and some chips to the finish on the base but apart from that the sculpture is in good condition. 52cm / 20" High & Weighs 11kg / 24lb // Erté is perhaps most famous for his elegant fashion designs which capture the art deco period in which he worked. One of his earliest successes was designing apparel for the French dancer Gaby Deslys who died in 1920. His delicate figures and sophisticated, glamorous designs are instantly recognisable, and his ideas and art still influence fashion into the 21st century. His costumes, programme designs, and sets were featured in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923, many productions of the Folies Bergère, Bal Tabarin, Théâtre Fémina, Le Lido and George White's Scandals. On Broadway, the celebrated French chanteuse Irène Bordoni wore Erté's designs. Erté continued working throughout his life, designing revues, ballets, and operas. He had a major rejuvenation and much lauded interest in his career during the 1960s with the Art Deco revival. He branched out into the realm of limited edition prints, bronzes, and wearable art.