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Femme se deshabillant (Woman undressing)
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Femme se deshabillant (Woman undressing)

Circa 1920

Aristide Maillol (1861-1944)

Graphite on paper (mechanically squared)

Width: 22.1 cm; Height: 34.6 cm;


Inscription, inscribed, signed, recto & lower right centre:
initial in circle M

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1935

About this work
While Maillol is best known as a sculptor, he was also a prolific draughtsman, turning to his sketchbook again and again as a wellspring of inspiration for his sculpture. This weighty nude, sketched on what appears to be a sheet torn from a ruled ledger, is typical of his careful, deliberate working method. A reworked area on the left thigh indicates that he adjusted the pose slightly as he drew. (Permanent collection label)

This work is not on display
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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2003

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