5 May 2005
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION
Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
Baigneuse assise, se coiffant (Dina assise)
signed with monogram 'M' (on the right side of the base), numbered and inscribed with foundry mark 'No 4 Alexis Rudier. Fondeur. Paris.' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 8½ in. (21.6 cm.)
Conceived in 1937; this bronze version cast by 1952
Perls Galleries, New York.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, 1980.
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