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Night

Artist:
Aristide Maillol (French, Banyuls-sur-Mer 1861–1944 Perpignan)
Founder:
Alexis Rudier (French) , Paris
Date:
modeled 1902–9, cast date unknown
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
41 1/4 x 22 1/2 x 42 1/2 in. (104.8 x 57.2 x 108 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Maurice Wertheim, 1950
Accession Number:
50.100
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 548
The square shouldered and well-developed, but heavy-set torso is that of Maillol's Catalan wife, Clotilde, who is recognizable as the model for many of Maillol's earlier sculptures, including the monumental Night. A limestone version of the figure was acquired in 1916 by the Kunstmuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland.
Signature: On back left corner of base: M within a circle (Maillol's monogram)

Inscription: On back side of base: Alexis Rudier/ Fondeur/ Paris
the artist's son Lucien Maillol , Banyuls, France ; [ Buchholz Gallery, New York ] ; Maurice Wertheim (until 1950; to MMA)
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