4 November 2010
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
Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1989.
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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).
Olivier and Bertrand Lorquin have confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
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