Les deux sœurs
The Two Sisters

Aristide Maillol (1861 1944)

Date
1899
Medium
Bronze with black patina
Dimensions
Height: 51.5 cm
Width: 42.5 cm
Depth: 23 cm
Inscription
Initialed on the left side: AM
Inventory Number
1961Pl015
Other meta informationen
Purchased in 1961

Without any formal training in plastic art Maillol began working on a series of statuettes to which this unusual group of figures "The Two Sisters" from 1899 belongs. Just as for the important tapestry design in the Neuss collection, his joung wife Clotilde and her sister Angélique were the models for the work. It was originally intended to serve as a clock stand and designed to be viewed from the front. Already here Maillol’s later concentration on the female nude and his predilection for classical beauty are already suggested.

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