Large Serge Yourievitch (Russia/France, 1876-1969) bronze sculpture titled “La Danseuse Nattova” depicting a ballerina en pointe. Signed and titled on side of the base “Serge Yourivitch Sculp” and “La Danseuse Nattova”. Also stamped “Made in France” on top corner of base. Mounted on a green marble base. 29 3/4″ H x 14 3/4″ W x 16 3/4″ D. 33.6 lbs. Biography: Serge Yourievitch was born into a noble family and was once Lord-in-Waiting to Tsar Nicholas II. His family lost their land during the Russian Revolution. In his 30s, Yourievitch began studying sculpture under Auguste Rodin, and became so enamoured of it that he resigned his political job and began exhibiting at the Paris Salon des Independants. He created fountains and garden pieces, and sculptures of famous people including President Roosevelt. He also taught at the Guildford School of Art. Provenance: Private collection, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with a few light scratches top of the base. Chips to edges of green marble base.