Leda and the Swan

Marcel Bouraine
  • 3Leda & Swan 18.25 x 35 in. Unframed


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  • Limited edition of 25
  • Each print is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity
  • Archival inks and archival paper
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This limited edition large format giclée print is made from a photographic plate of “Leda and the Swan” that appeared in “La Sculpture Decorative Modern”, a rare portfolio of plates documenting the European Decorative Arts from 1920-1937.

Leda and the Swan is a Greek myth that has been depicted many times from Antiquity through the Renaissance. In it, Zeus takes the form of a swan and visits Leda, the queen of Sparta, together they give birth to Helen, whose abduction brings about the Trojan War.

Marcel Bouraine was a significant French statuary artist. Mainly self-taught and working mostly in bronze, many of Bourain sculptures were of classical themes. Bouraine studied for a period under Jean-Alexandre-Joseph Falguiere. In 1922, Bouraine exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries and most of the main Paris salons. He executed sculptures for many French firms, including Susse Freres, Etling, Max Le Verrier and Austria's Arthur Goldscheider.