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    Sale 2329 | Lot 78
    Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
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    • Sale 2329 Lot 78

      La Vague.

      Woodcut printed in black on warm cream Japan paper, 1895-98. 170x196 mm; 6 3/4x7 3/4 inches, full margins. Second state (of 2). Initialed and numbered 1/60 in pencil, lower margin. Ex-collection Henri M. Petiet, ink stamp verso (see Lugt 2021a). A superb, richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce, early woodcut, with strong contrasts.

      There were eight works exhibited in the Armory Show by French Catalan sculptor Aristide Maillol (1861-1944). They included one terra-cotta bas-relief, one terra-cotta standing woman and six drawings which were all lent by Galerie Émile Druet, Paris. Though no prints by Maillol were included in the Armory Show, the medium was nonetheless a significant component of his artistic practice. As with his drawings, the female figures in his prints convey a weight and volume that reflect his mastery of sculpture. Guérin 8.

      Estimate $15,000 - 20,000