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Female Dancer
Female Dancer
Female Dancer

© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: Perth & Kinross Council

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The poses and stylisation of a number of small plaster figurines relate them to two potential sources. One is found in Fergusson's sketchbooks, in drawings he made in the Paris museums of Indian temple goddesses. The other is in the work of his lifelong companion, the dancer Margaret Morris (1891–1980).

In 1915, Morris choreographed and performed 'Le Chant Hindu', to a score written by the Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov, at London’s Olympia. Her choice reflected the vogue for exotic, oriental themes that both she and Fergusson carried forward from their experiences of the pre-war years in Paris.

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Female Dancer




H 16 x W 17 x D 7 cm

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Marshall Place, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH2 8NS Scotland

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