2 May 2012
Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
Le Marteau de porte
signed 'A. MAILLOL' (lower left); numbered and inscribed with foundry mark 'IV. Edité par Fontaine et Ce. Paris Fondu d'un seul jet par F. Godard' (on the lower edge)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.)
Width: 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.)
Conceived in 1924; this bronze version cast in the artist's lifetime
Acquired by the family of the present owner, by 1957.
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J. Rewald, Maillol, New York, 1939, p. 165 (another cast illustrated, p. 48).
Olivier Lorquin has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
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