Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
signed with monogram (on the left side of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis Rudier. Fondeur Paris.' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 7 in. (19.7 cm.)
Original version executed in 1900; this bronze version cast before 1952
Roslyn Rubin, New York; estate sale, Christie's, New York, 20 November 1986, lot 340.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
J. Rewald, Maillol, London, 1939, p. 104 (another cast illustrated). W. George, Aristide Maillol et l'me de la sculpture, London, 1965, p. 131 (another cast illustrated).
Dina Vierny has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.