Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol (1861 - 1944)
Guérin 8, second state of two
Monogramed in pencil.
A working proof, one of possibly five, prior to the printing of the edition. Printed on Chine.
Inscribed 'Essai 1/5' in pencil. Also with the blindstamp of 'Henri Petiet Editeur' on the recto, and his stamp on the verso.
Image Size : 17 x 19.8cm (6.7 x 7.8in)
According to Guérin, 'La Vague' was inspired by a painting with a similar title belonging to Daniel de Monfreid, a good friend of Maillol. The painting was donated in 1937 to the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, by Ambroise Vollard.
Henri Petiet Editeur, Paris
The heirs of Henri M. Petiet, Paris