Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
signed and numbered 'A. MAILLOL 1/6' (on the side of the base) and inscribed with foundry mark '.Alexis Rudier..Fondeur Paris.' (on the back of the base)
bronze with green patina
Height: 35½ in. (90.2 cm.)
Conceived in 1921; this bronze version cast during the artist's lifetime
Dina Vierny, Paris (acquired from the artist).
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 8 November 2000, lot 46.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
B. Lorquin, Aristide Maillol, London, 1995, p. 87 (another cast illustrated; plaster and stone versions illustrated, p. 86).
Dina Vierny has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.