ARISTIDE MAILLOL PETITE MONTAGNE (1ER ÉTAT)

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ARISTIDE MAILLOL
PETITE MONTAGNE (1ER ÉTAT)
Inscribed with the artist's monogram and E. GODARD Fondeur Paris and numbered E.A. 1/4
Lead
Height: 11⅜ in.
29 cm
Conceived in 1936-37 and cast circa 2012-13 in an edition of 6 plus 4 artist's proofs.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Olivier Lorquin.

PROVENANCE
Estate of the artist
Private Collection

LITERATURE
John Rewald, Maillol, London, 1939, p. 166, another version illustrated pl. 120
John Rewald, Aristide Maillol, 1861-1944, Paris, 1950, another version illustrated p. 48
Waldemar George, Aristide Maillol, London, 1965, another version illustrated p. 200
Aristide Maillol: 1861-1944 (exhibition catalogue), New York, 1975, other versions illustrated pp. 90-91
Maillol (exhibition catalogue), Barcelona, 2009-10, other versions illustrated pp. 4, 13, 220 & 225
Bertrand Lorquin, Maillol, London, 2002, another version illustrated p. 136

Conceived by Maillol in 1936-37 and later cast by Godard, the present work is the only lead iteration of an edition of six plus four artist's proofs, and stands among only a small number of studies in the medium. The form of La Montagne marked a culmination of Maillol's allegorical renditions of the seated female nude; themes first explored in his earlier La Nuit and La Méditerranée. Inspired by his greatest muse Dina Vierny, La Montagne was one of the first major works modeled after her image.

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