Aristide Maillol (French, 1861-1944)

Original Woodcuts & Lithographs

Catalan artist Aristide Maillol discovered his talent for drawing at college in Perpignan in southwestern France. In 1882, he moved to Paris to study painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Maillol greatly enjoyed both painting and printmaking but as his eyesight deteriorated he increasingly devoted himself to sculpture, the medium for which he became internationally renowned. Toward the end of his life, the artist returned to printmaking and book illustration, providing images for Phillipe Gonin's French editions of many of the great works of pagan antiquity. Maillol's elegant woodcuts illustrate mythological subjects with playful simplicity, while his lithographs of female nudes reveal a graceful emphasis on form and volume evocative of his sculptural work.

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Lithographs

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    Page 77 from L’Art d’Aimer by Ovid

    Lithograph in sanguine, 1935. Regular edition 225. One of 50 proofs in sanguine. Monogram in the stone. Papier de Montval. Printer: Edmond Des Jobert. Publisher: Phillippe Gonin, Lausanne. Reference: Guérin 314.
    Sheet: 15-1/8 x 11-1/8 inches.
    30603c
    $1600
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    Page 117 from L’Art d’Aimer by Ovid

    Lithograph in black, 1935. Includes page of text. Edition 225. Monogram in the stone. Maillol Gonin watermark. Reference: Guérin 318. A few faint spots.
    Image: 14-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches.
    29666c
    $625
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    Page 93 from L’Art d’Aimer by Ovid

    Lithograph in sanguine, 1935. Regular edition 225. One of 50 proofs in sanguine. Monogram in the stone. Papier de Montval. Printer: Edmond Des Jobert. Publisher: Phillippe Gonin, Lausanne. Reference: Guérin 316. From the Pettier Collection. Collector’s stamp verso.
    Image: 14-1/2 x 7 in. Sheet: 15-1/8 x 11-1/8 in.
    15766
    $1400
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    Plate 8 from Belle Chair, series of unpublished poems by Emile Verhaeren

    Lithograph on grey china paper, 1931. Edition 255. Reference: Guérin 301.
    Image: 6-3/8 x 5-1/2 in. Sheet: 10-7/8 x 8-1/2 in.
    29234c
    $400
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    Seated Nude

    Illustration from French edition of Dialogues des Courtesans by Lucian Samosata, 1948. Transfer lithograph in sangine. Total edition 290. From the first 50 in sanguine as collaboration copies. Handmade paper. “MK” seated nude watermark.
    Image: 7-1/2 x 6-1/2 in. Sheet: 15 x 11-1/8 in.
    29233c
    SOLD
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    Reclining Nude

    Illustration from French edition of Dialogues des Courtesans by Lucian Samosata, 1948. Transfer lithograph in sangine. Total edition 290. From the first 50 in sanguine as collaboration copies. Monogram in the stone. Handmade paper. “AM FRANCE” circle watermark.
    Image: 3-3/8 x 8-3/4 in. Sheet: 14-7/8 x 11-1/4 in.
    29231c
    SOLD
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    Reclining Nude, Back View

    Illustration from French edition of Dialogues des Courtesans by Lucian Samosata, 1948. Transfer lithograph in sangine. Total edition 290. From the first 50 in sanguine as collaboration copies. Monogram in the stone. Handmade paper.
    Image: 3-1/2 x 8 in. Sheet: 14-7/8 x 11-1/4 in.
    29232c
    SOLD

Woodcuts

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    Frontispiece for L’Art d’Aimer by Ovid

    Woodcut in black, 1935. Published by Philippe Gonin, Paris, 1935. Edition 275. Reference: Rewald 62.
    Sheet: 15-1/8 x 11-1/8 inches.
    30602c
    $250
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    Women in the Vinyard

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in sepia. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Reference: Rewald 157.
    Image: 3-11/16 x 4-15/16 in. Sheet: 12-3/4 x 9-1/2 in.
    29386
    $200
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    Women Clearing Field of Stones

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in sepia. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark..
    Image: 5 x 4-3/8 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29390c
    $200
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    Hillside

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in sepia. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 5-1/2 x 4-1/8 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-3/8 in.
    29380c
    $240
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    Goat Under Olive Tree

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in sepia. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper..
    Image: 4-3/4 x 4-7/8 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29389c
    SOLD
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    Goat

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in black. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 3-3/4 x 4-7/8 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29399c
    SOLD
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    Forest Pool

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in black. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Image: 6-3/8 x 5 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29393c
    $225
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    Leaves

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in sepia. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Image: 5-3/8 x 4-3/8 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29408c
    $200
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    Small Grove

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in sepia. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Image: 5-1/4 x 4-3/4 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29402c
    $225
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    Bushes

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in black. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Image: 5-5/8 x 4-7/8 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29410c
    $225
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    Woman and Satyr

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in sepia. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Image: 4-1/4 x 4 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29323c
    SOLD
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    Man with Horse

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in sepia. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Image: 4-1/4 x 5-1/8 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29400c
    $240
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    Goats

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in sepia. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Image: 4-3/4 x 4-7/8 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    29392c
    $225
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    Tree

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in black. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Image: 6 x 3-3/8 in. Sheet: 12-3/4 x 9-1/2 in.
    26014c
    $160
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    Tree, House and Rock Wall

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in black. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Image: 4-1/2 x 5-3/8 in. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in.
    14103c
    $200
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    Three Pastoral Scenes

    Illustration for Les Georgiques by Virgil, 1937-1943. Woodcut in black. Monogram stamp. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris. Printed on handmade paper. Watermark.
    Sheet: 12-3/4 x 9-3/8 in.
    14097
    $230
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    Two Embraces

    Woodcut for Les Odes d’Horace, Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Images: 2-1/8 x 2-1/4 in. and 2-5/8 x 3 in. Sheet: 8-1/4 x 5-3/8 in.
    24323
    $225
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    Three Bathers

    Woodcut for preferred edition of Les Odes d’Horace, 19/50. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 2-3/4 x 3-1/4 in. Sheet: 8-3/8 x 5-3/8 in.
    29302c
    SOLD
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    Nude Reclining against Tree

    Woodcut for preferred edition of Les Odes d’Horace, 19/50. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 4-1/8 X 3 in. Sheet: 8-3/8 x 5-3/8 in.
    29301c
    $225
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    Small Nude with Drapery

    Woodcut for Les Odes d’Horace, Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 2-3/4 x 1-1/2 in. Sheet: 8-1/4 x 5-3/8 in.
    24300
    $180
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    Two Bathers

    Woodcut for Les Odes d’Horace, Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 3-5/8 x 4 in. Sheet: 3-5/8 x 4 in.
    24335
    SOLD
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    Woman Holding the Hem of her Dress

    Woodcut for Les Odes d’Horace, Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 2-3/4 x 1-1/2 in. Sheet: 3-1/2 x 3-1/4 in.
    24321
    SOLD
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    Two Female Bathers

    Woodcut for Les Odes d’Horace, Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 2-3/4 x 1-1/2 in. Sheet: 3-1/2 x 3 in.
    24330
    SOLD
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    Woman Holding A Tree

    Woodcut in sanguine for preferred edition of Les Odes d’Horace, 19/50. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 4-5/8 x 3-1/2 in. Sheet: 8-3/8 x 5-3/8 in.
    29303
    $225
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    Standing Nude with Drapery

    Woodcut for Les Odes d’Horace, Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 5 x 1-3/4 in. Sheet: 3-1/2 x 3 in.
    24376
    $225
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    Listening to Panpipe

    Woodcut in sanguine for preferred edition of Les Odes d’Horace, 19/50. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1939. Printed on handmade paper.
    Image: 3-1/4 x 2-3/4 in. Sheet: 8-3/8 x 5-3/8 in.
    26015c
    $160
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    Lycaenium Teaches Daphnis the Secrets of Love

    Woodcut for Daphnis and Chloe by Longus. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1937. Reference: Rewald 108.
    Image: 3-1/4 x 3-1/2 in. Sheet: 7-7/8 x 5-1/4 in.
    23622
    $160
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    Chloe is Given to Daphnis

    Woodcut for Daphnis and Chloe by Longus. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1937. Reference: Rewald 122.
    Image: 5 x 2 in. Sheet: 7-7/8 x 5-1/4 in.
    23611
    SOLD
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    Two Nymphs Dancing

    Woodcut for Daphnis and Chloe by Longus. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1937. Reference: Rewald 73-74.
    Image: 4-1/2 x 4-3/8 in. Sheet: 7-7/8 x 5-1/4 in.
    23650
    $180
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    Philetas Speaking to Daphnis and Chloe

    Woodcut for Daphnis and Chloe by Longus. Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1937. Reference: Rewald 88.
    Image: 3-5/8 x 3-3/8 in. Sheet: 7-7/8 x 5-1/4 in.
    17854
    SOLD