Mademoiselle de la Danse Sculpture. By Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875), Paris Opera House. From the Curator’s Collection: Direct cast of the museum original. The spirit of this gorgeous piece was so mesmerizing that it won Carpeaux the Grand Prix de Rome. Sculpted in 1869 to adorn the façade of the Paris Opera House, the beautiful face and evident motion is captivating in this enchanting work. Our exclusive is cast in designer resin directly from the original and hand-finished in faux stone to highlight the sculpt.