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Like the porcelain artists 250 years earlier, Paul Scheurich was fascinated by the world of theatre. Again and again he varied the themes of dance, masquerade, gallantry and the grotesque - in the style of the rococo and with the highly sophisticated filigree modelling typical for him. When the Russian Ballet took hearts by storm in Europe's metropolises at the beginning of the 20th century, the young Paul Scheurich was also thrilled. In the group of figures "Russian Ballet" Scheurich lets the Russian dancers pause in the middle of the movement with rocking skirts and big gestures as if in snapshots: a tribute of the sculptor to the art of lace dance - and still a challenge today and masterstroke of the modellers. With a great sense of detail, Scheurich portrayed his Eusebius as a sincere, sensitive person - probably the alter ego of the composer Robert Schumann.