ARISTIDE MAILLOL | LA NYMPHE
Property from a Prominent East Coast Collection
(1861 - 1944)
Inscribed with the artist's monogram and with the foundry mark .Alexis Rudier. .Fondeur--Paris. and numbered 3/6
Height: 53 in. (134 cm)
Conceived in 1930.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Olivier Lorquin.
Brown patina with green highlights. The surface is slightly dusty, especially in the cervices. There are two minor surface scratches to her proper right thigh. There is a nailhead sized spot of verdigris on the proper right side of her back, beneath the figure's arm. The work is in very good condition.
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Acquired circa 1990s
Waldemar George, Aristide Maillol, London, 1965, illustrations of another cast pp. 190 & 193