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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 236

    Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)

    Femme agenouillée

    Price Realised  

    Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
    Femme agenouillée
    signed with monogram and numbered '1/6' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Rudier Fondeur Paris' (on the front of the base)
    bronze with brown and black patina
    Height: 6½ in. (16.5 cm.)
    Length: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.)
    Conceived in 1930


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    Olivier and Bertrand Lorquin have confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.

    Provenance

    Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris.
    Paul and Sophie Sampliner, New York (acquired from the above, June 1954).
    By descent from the above to the late owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Joan S. Ben-Avi


    Literature

    W. George, Aristide Maillol, et l'âme de la sculpture, Neuchâtel, 1977, p. 247 (another cast illustrated, p. 203; titled Femme accroupie).
    B. Lorquin, Aristide Maillol, London, 1995, p. 199 (another cast illustrated, p. 104).