7 May 2009
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.
Property from the Estate of Joan S. Ben-Avi
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