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Aristide Maillol (French, 1861-1944) Petite Flore drapée

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American & European Works of Art - 2878B
Date / Time :
January 22, 2016 4:00PM


Aristide Maillol (French, 1861-1944)

Petite Flore drapée
Signed "Aristide Maillol" in the bronze on the left side of the base.
Bronze with dark brown patina, height 26 3/8 in. (67.0 cm), on a wood plinth.
Condition: Small surface loss between the feet, areas of minor wear to the patina, dust and dirt to the interstices.

Provenance: Purchased from Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York, in 1959, by the family of the current owner.

N.B. The sculpture at hand is a bronze published by Ambroise Vollard during Maillol's lifetime. Vollard created two different editions of Petite Flore Drapée. One was a numbered edition of six. These casts included foundry marks from Alexis Rudier, Florentin Godard, or Valsuani. The other edition, to which this sculpture belongs, did not include foundry marks, and the identity of the foundry or foundries is not known. Ambroise Vollard did not number the casts, and the edition size remains unknown. It is interesting to note that an early version of Petite Flore Drapée was carved c. 1901 in wood and is reproduced in John Rewald's book, Maillol (London: The Hyperion Press, 1939), p. 126.

We would like to thank Olivier Lorquin for his kind assistance cataloging this lot.
Estimate $40,000-60,000

Nicks in the patina that expose the bronze in two small spots between the toes of the figure, the larger spot measuring 1/16 inch. Wear to patina in raised areas of the sculpture, particulary the nose, the breasts, and some folds of her garment. Dust and dirt to interstices.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Ambroise Vollard, Paul Gauguin, Charles E. Slatkin, Alexandre Cabanal, Maurice Denis, Clothilde, dealer, Jean Arp, Constantine Brancusi, Henry Moore, Alexis Rudier, John Rewald, London, Hyperion Press, Olivier Lorquin, Herbert Christian Merillat, Dodd, Mead & Company, Andre Carnduff Ritchie