Mischief 1948-49

Dora Gordine, Mischief, bronze, 1948-49
Dora Gordine, Mischief, 1948-9, bronze, 33.5 x 21.5 x 30.3 cm. Cast by Morris Singer.

The model for this figure was Joan Williamson, who also modelled for Great Expectations, Sea Rose and Gordine’s ballet figure, Carmen. The pose is similar to that of Dina, Aristide Maillol’s 1937 bronze of his muse Dina Vierny. Gordine perhaps saw the work at the Maillol retrospective exhibition in Paris that year. Maillol was one of the few sculptors whose work she openly admired. 

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