Signed in plate l.r.: W. RVSSELL FLINT--; inscribed outside plate mark in ink l.l.: LXIX; inscribed l.l.: Paper: John Hall, 1827; signed l.r. outside plate mark; W. RUSSELL FLINT; inscribed on tape in pencil on l.l. of sheet: PHRYNE; and at l.r.: 24894-30
Signed and inscribed in plate, beneath image, l.l.: Sickert inv del et sc; inscribed l. center: [underlined] O SOLE MIO; signed in pencil outside platemark l.r.: Sickert; inscribed l.l. sheet: 7019 H; inscribed verso u.r.: #22; l.r.: 489
This is a 21cm tall bronze sculpture of a nude female figure seated on a stump-like form with her legs extending out in front of her and crossed at the ankles. She leans the weight of her body on her left arm, as her left hand grasps the edge of the stump. Her right arm is bent and raised, with the back of her hand resting against the left side of her head. She is gazing downward and her arm seems to be shielding her face. Her hair is pulled back and gathered in a knot. The patina is dark brown and the metal surface has a uneven appearance.
When Maillol began to concentrate on sculpture, he created many small statues of nude female figures. He modeled them in terracotta clay and they were later cast in bronze. The figures were shown in various poses-- reclining, kneeling, crouching -- and sitting. Maillol emulated the idealistic treatment of human form in Greek sculpture, but his nudes relate his portrayal of the female figure as a rythmic arrangement of shapes and forms.
Signed with pencil on mat below l.r. corner of image: c [c is encircled] William F. Lemke/ Sand Dune Colorado/ 1978; stamped in black ink, verso center: William F. Lemke/ 22382 Sunset Drive/ Waukesha, Wis. 53186/ (414) 547-8253
Signed with pencil on mat below l.r. corner of image: William F. Lemke; signed in pencil, verso: c [c is encircled] William F. Lemke/ Dead Tree/ Monument Valley/ 1982; stamped in black ink, verso center: William F. Lemke/ 22382 Sunset Drive/ Waukesha, Wis. 53186/ (414) 547-8253
Signed outside photo l.r.: Ansel Adams; inscribed verso: [stamped] Photograph by Ansel Adams/ Museum Set Edition/ [handwritten] Canyon de Chelly National Monument/ Arizona/ [stamped] Negative made [handwritten] 1942 [stamped] Identification number [handwritten] 3114