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The Mountain

Artist
Aristide Maillol, French, 1861–1944
Date
1937
Material
Lead
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Outdoor, South Lawn
Dimensions
65 3/4 x 72 3/4 x 29 1/2 in. (167 x 184.8 x 74.9 cm)
weight: 1980 lb. (898.1 kg)
base: 38 x 71 x 31 in. (96.5 x 180.3 x 78.7 cm)
Credit Line
Funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Sydney M. Shoenberg and Mr. and Mrs. Sydney M. Shoenberg Jr., by exchange
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
233:1980
NOTES
A seated female figure bends over with one knee raised in a triangular form that suggests a mountain. Her lower right leg is embedded in the statue’s base, expressing a sense of union with the earth. Aristide Maillol concentrated on the female nude throughout his long career. This work was modeled on his teenage model and muse Dina Vierny. The monumentality of the sculpture is offset by the movement of her wind-blown hair.
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