Aristide Maillol

Large Bather with Raised Arms

c.1898

Original title
Grande Baigneuse aux bras levés
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Object: 264 x 112 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
Reference
T03757

Catalogue entry

T03757 Girl Arranging her Hair c. 1898

Bronze 10 3/8 × 4 3/8 × 4 3/8 (264 × 112 × 112)
Inscribed ‘A M’ in monogram on base
Transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1983
Prov: ...; bought at Goupil Gallery by A.E. Anderson, who presented it to the Department of Architecture and Sculpture, Victoria and Albert Museum 1928 (A. 38–1928)
Exh: Aristide Maillol. Sculpture, Drawings, Wood Engravings, Goupil Gallery, October 1928 (not identified in catalogue); Sculpture in France, Auckland City Art Gallery, September–December 1963 (24, as ‘Bather Arranging her Hair’, repr.)
Lit: John Rewald, Maillol, 1939 (repr. 70 and 71)

Rewald reproduces a bronze and a plaster of this subject, and dates the original statuette to about 1898, with an enlargement made in 1932. There are two enlargements, 31 1/2ins. and 63ins. high.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986