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Nu debout (Petite Venus sans bras): M.15-2006

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Current Location: In storage


Nu debout (Petite Venus sans bras)
Translated as: Standing nude (Little Venus without arms)
(Standing nude [Little Venus without arms])


Maillol, Aristide (Sculptor)
Rudier, Alexis (Founder)


Bronze, cast, with brown patina

Bronze, cast with brown patina. The figure stands on, and is attached to, an approximately oval base which is curved at the back and flattened at the front, with sides sloping slighting inwards from the base. The girl has her hair swept up into a chignon at the back. Her head is tilted downards and slightly to her right. She stands on her left leg with her right knee relaxed and her weight on the ball of her right foot. There are no arms.


History note: Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London; Lillian Browse, CBE (Mrs Sidney Lines), London

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Lillian Browse, CBE (Mrs Sidney Lines)

Measurements and weight

Depth: 7.2 cm
Height: 35.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2005) by Browse, Lillian, CBE

Components of the work

Base Width 10.5 cm

Materials used in production

brown Patina Bronze

Techniques used in production

Casting : Bronze, cast, and patinated dark brown

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: script M in oval outline

  • Text: M
  • Location: On top of base behind figure
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Initial
  • Text: 1/6
  • Location: On top of base behind figure
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Alexis.Rudier/Fondeur Paris
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Foundry mark

Inscription present: circular white paper

  • Text: 20/FEK
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper

  • Text: in black biro ‘Roland, Browse/& Delbanco’ and in blue biro ‘1/6
  • Location: On inside edge of base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in black biro and blue biro
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label

  • Text: printed in black ‘CHRISTIE’S and inscribed below in black biro ‘WH 341’,’ 40’ within a circle, and sideways on ‘62’ underlined twice, with below printed in black, a bar code ‘1642 3343’ which is repeated three times on the back of the label
  • Location: Attached by means of elasticated string
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, and hand-written in
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.15-2006
Primary reference Number: 134033
Entry form: PDP 716
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_15_2006
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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