Antique erotic sepia woodcut engraving; signed Aristide Maillol, 1937

'Faun and Naiad'

Artist signed

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'Faun and Naiad'

Woodcut in sepia with monogram stamp.

Illustration for “Les Georgiques” by Virgil, 1937-1943, published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris.

by

Aristide Maillol

Aristide Maillol; 1861-1944, French artist, studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the Académie under Alexandre Cabanel and Jean Léon Gérôme, was said to have been influenced by his contemporaries Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and Paul Gauguin.  In 1897 he set up a studio at his home village of Banyuls, where he employed local women for weavings and produced wall tapestries in the Art Nouveau style, failing eyesight forced him to concentrate on sculpture, until later when he moved back to printmaking and produced important graphic works – drawings, lithographs and particularly a series of woodcuts, he was often referred as being the 'Cézanne of sculpture'

Signed with the artists monogram.
     

A fine original woodcut which is bright and unfaded in sepia ink, the image size measuring approximately 10 cms. x 10 cms, (4 x 4 ins.) with a strong impression on a laid paper sheet, size of 24 cms. x 33 cms, (9¼  x 13 ins.) with makers watermark and deckle edges.
 

Unmounted and unframed,  blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and the sheet is very good, with mounting tape residue to the reverse and handling marks condusive with age.


Cat 150801-3