5 May 2005
Artiside Maillol (1861-1944)
Etude pour La Méditerranée
signed with monogram 'M' (on the top of the base), and inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris.' (on the back of the base) and numbered '5/6' (on the left side of the base)
bronze with brown and green patina
Height: 4½ in. (11.4 cm.)
Conceived in 1905; this bronze version cast by 1952
Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1989.
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J. Rewald, Aristide Maillol, Paris, 1939, p. 165 (terracotta version illustrated, pls. 52-53).
Dina Vierny has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
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