Signature: Stamped lower right
Image rights: Connaught Brown
This work is accompanied by a photo certificate issued by Olivier Lorquin and dated February 1st, 2014
Estate sale of Lucien Maillol, l'Hotel des Ventes de Nice, 28th November 2013, lot no. 058
About Aristide Maillol
French ceramicist, tapestry-maker, painter and sculptor, Aristide Maillol was one of the leading figurative sculptors of his time. Best known for his classical and simplified depictions of the female nude, a subject that captivated the artist throughout his artistic life, Maillol drew inspiration from Greek and Roman sculpture, as well as from more modern sources including the work of Paul Cezanne, Paul Gaugin and the Nabis, a group he joined early on in his career. Maillol shared with the Nabis an interest in the basic aesthetic and decorative properties of visual art, this concern manifest in all of his work, regardless of media. Successful in his lifetime, Maillol's work was collected both in France and abroad, and he received a number of major public commissions, including for several French war memorials.
French, 1861-1944, Banyuls-sur-Mer, France