Erte Bronze Bust


A bronze bust of the Valkyrie, bare-breasted, wearing horned helmet & holding a short sword.

Romain de Tirtoff (1892–1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials. He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theater, and opera, and interior decor.