Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
Étude pour la pensée
signed with the monogram and numbered '1/6' (on the top of the base); inscribed with the foundry mark '.Alexis Rudier.Fondeur.Paris,' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 8 5/8 in. (21.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1902-1905 and cast in a numbered edition of six
Librairie du château d'art [E.Beyeler].
Private collection, Switzerland, by whom acquired from the above in 1953.
Anonymous sale, Tajan, Paris, 30 November 2006, lot 32.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Yamanashi, Museum of Art, Maillol, April - May 1984, no. S-17 (illustrated n.p.); this exhibition later travelled to Hiroshima, Museum of Art, Kumamoto, Municipal Museum of Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Museum of Art, Matsuyama, Ehime Museum of Art, Kobe, Hyogo Museum of Art, Tokyo, Isetan Museum.
Sale Room Notice
Please note that the title of this work is La pensée, or La méditerranée, 2ème manière, and not as stated in the catalogue.
Olivier Lorquin will issue a certificate of authenticity to the buyer.