Princess Swan

2006

This doll is based on a famous Russian fairytale called, The Tale of Czar Saltan, written in a beautiful rhyming verse by the renowned Russian poet, Alexander S. Pushkin (1799 – 1837).  Swan Princess has been depicted in many different ways, but in my opinion Mikhail Vrubel painted the most majestic one of all in 1900. She is captured at the moment of her magical transformation from a swan into a woman, as she emerges from the sea onto the land, ready to embrace her beloved prince. This painting is the inspiration behind my own Swan Princess.

 

Materials:

Crown is embroidered with 161 fresh water Pearls, 59 Lapis Lazuli, 97 metal beads, 3 Rhinestones, 10 thousand 24 karat gold filled beads. Veil is assembled from silk muslin and appliqué lace and embroidered with 1067 fresh water Pearls, 320 Swarovski crystals, 315 glass beads, 236 Czech fire polished crystals. Porcelain, ball jointed, china paint, magnetic mohair wig, industrials springs, leather. 13.5” (34.5cm) tall.

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