23 June 2016
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
signed with the artist's monogram, numbered and inscribed with the foundry mark 'M 6/6 Al. Rudier. F. Paris.' (on the reverse)
bronze with green and brown patina
Height: 7 3/4 in. (19.6 cm.)
Conceived in 1910 and cast in a numbered edition of six plus two
Galerie Berès, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in January 2006.
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J. Rewald, Maillol, London, Paris & New York, 1939, no. 92, p. 166 (the terracotta version illustrated pl. 92).
G. Waldermar, Aristide Maillol et l’âme de la sculpture, Neuchâtel, 1977, p. 159 (another cast illustrated).
Olivier Lorquin has confirmed the authenticity of this work. The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the late Dina Vierny dated 1 April 2004, no. 2555.
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