7 May 2009
Property from the Estate of Joan S. Ben-Avi
Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
signed with monogram and numbered '1/6' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Rudier Fondeur Paris' (on the front of the base)
bronze with brown and black patina
Height: 6½ in. (16.5 cm.)
Length: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1930
Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris.
Paul and Sophie Sampliner, New York (acquired from the above, June 1954).
By descent from the above to the late owner.
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W. George, Aristide Maillol, et l'âme de la sculpture, Neuchâtel, 1977, p. 247 (another cast illustrated, p. 203; titled Femme accroupie).
B. Lorquin, Aristide Maillol, London, 1995, p. 199 (another cast illustrated, p. 104).
Olivier and Bertrand Lorquin have confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
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