10 May 2001
Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
Femme se tenant les deux pieds
signed with monogram and numbered '3/6' (on the right side of the base), and inscribed with foundry mark '.Alexis Rudier..Fondeur.Paris.' (on the back of the base)
bronze with green and black patina
Height: 7½ in. (19.1 cm.)
Conceived in 1920; this bronze version cast before 1952
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W. George, Aristide Maillol, Neuchâtel, 1977, pp. 170 and 246, no. 174 (another cast illustrated, p. 174).
Dina Vierny has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
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