Female Nude with Arms Raised

French (Paris)
20th century
after 1930
Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol (French, 1861–1944)

Object Place: Europe, France


30.4 x 11.3 x 11 cm (11 15/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View





Redution of a sculpture of 1930. Bronze with marble base. Nude female figure standing with proper right foot resting on raised portion of base. Her arms are raised, bent at the elbows, and her hands hold her upswept hair. Rectangular gray marble base.

These three bronze statuettes illustrate in miniature Aristide Maillol’s artistic ambitions and concerns. Over the course of a long career, Maillol concentrated almost exclusively on the theme of the female nude-kneeling, reclining, or standing. Maillol sought the general rather than the particular, the smooth over the rough, and the simple over the complex, striving for a timeless, ideal vision of the female form as an expression of pure beauty.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Eva Louise Merrill