21 June 2011
Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)
Torse de la Nymphe
signed with the monogram (on the top of the base); numbered and inscribed with the foundry mark '3/6 Alexis Rudier.Fondeur Paris.' (on the back of the base)
bronze with green patina
Height: 52 in. (132 cm.)
Conceived in 1931 and cast circa 1935
Private collection, Switzerland.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 7 May 2003, lot 19.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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W. George, Aristide Maillol, London, 1965, p. 125 (plaster version illustrated).
B. Lorquin, Aristide Maillol, London, 1995, p. 111 (another cast illustrated).
This work will be included in the forthcoming Aristide Maillol catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol.
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