BERTHOUD, Paul-François
(b. 1870, Paris, d. 1939, Paris)

The Actress

1902
Stained plaster, 54 x 75 cm
Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand

The important thing in this bust is the ornamentation. The marble and bronze version of it was shown at the Salon in 1902. The way the space is divided up by the convolutions of ribbons and locks of hair is typical of Art Nouveau.