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Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)

Etude pour Le monument de Port-Vendres

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Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
Etude pour Le monument de Port-Vendres
signed with monogram (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis.Rudier.Fondeur.Paris.' (on the right side of the base); numbered '3/6' (on the back of the base)
bronze with black and green patina
Height: 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.)
Length: 14½ in. (36.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1921; this bronze version cast by 1952
Provenance
Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1989.
Literature
W. George, Aristide Maillol et l'âme de la sculpture, Neuchâtel, 1977, p. 170 (another cast illustrated, p. 178; titled Baigneuse couchée).
B. Lorquin, Aristide Maillol, London, 1995, p. 198 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 82).

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Lot Essay

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

This sculpture is one of two studies for the war memorial at Port-Vendres which was executed in monumental scale in 1923.

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