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Nymph (Central Figure For "The Three Nymphs"), (1930/cast by 1953)

Aristide Maillol, French, b. Banyuls-sur-Mer, 1861–1944

Bronze, 60 7/8 X 24 1/2 X 18 3/4 IN. (154.5 X 62.3 X 47.4 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3203

Estate of the Artist [Lucien Maillol?]
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, to 21 June 1955
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 21 June 1955-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
CURT VALENTIN GALLERY, New York. "Closing Exhibition: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings," 8 June-31 August 1955, no. 99, ill.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 6 May-23 August 1959, no. 130. Tour: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 251, p. 221, ill. p. 28.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 486, p.716

Published References:
REWALD, JOHN. Maillol (Paris: Editions Hypérion, 1939), no. 131, ill.
UNSIGNED. "Art: Lone Wolf," Newsweek 60 (15 October 1962), ill. p.110.
KAUFMAN, BETTY. "Hirshhorn: The Collector's Art," Commonweal 77 (9 November 1962), p. 183.
UNSIGNED. "Round the Wold with Art Collectors: Joe Hirshhorn," Art Voices (November 1962), ill. p. 20.
MATES, ROBERT E. Photographing Art (New York: Amphoto, 1966), ill. 72 A-B, pp. 122-23.
MATES, ROBERT E. "Photographing Sculpture and Museum Exhibits," Curator 10 (June 1967), ill. 28 a-b, pp. 124-25.
CLAPP, JUDITH. Sculpture Index vol. 2 (Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1970), p. 566.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "The New Hirshhorn Museum," Art News 78 (October 1974), ill. 41
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 716, colorplate 486, p. 346.
LERNER, ABRAM. An Introduction to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), ill. 59.
MILI, GJON. Gjon Mili: Photographs & Recollections (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1980), ill. p. 237 (in Joseph H. Hirshhorn's Greenwich, Connecticut garden).
JORDAN, MARY. "Repair Job Undoes Collateral Damage to Hirshhorn Work," Washington Post (7 October 1991), B3, ill.
HURWITZ, AL and MICHAEL DAY. Children and Their Art (Fort Worth, Texas: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1994), ill. p. 396.
MARTINEZ, BENJAMIN and JACQUELINE BLOCK. Visual Forces 2nd ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), fig. D, p. 203.
FLETCHER, VALERIE. A Garden for Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), cover ill. no. 8, p. 45, ill.

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