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Léda: M.2-1967

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Sculptor: Maillol, Aristide




Bronze, cast.

Legal notes

Bought with the Perceval Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1967) by Leicester Galleries


20th Century, Early
Production date: after AD 1902 : Original model conceived in 1900; first exhibited in Paris in 1902, when first edited in bronze by Ambroise Vollard. Present bronze cast at unknown date after 1902.


'Leda' was the first major work of sculpture by Maillol. It was first exhibited in Paris in 1902, alongside works by other contemporary artists at the gallery of Maillol's art dealer, Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939), and was received to great critical acclaim. Vollard edited the sculpture in bronze.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 13.7 cm Height 28.4 cm Width 14.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1967
Primary reference Number: 13665
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1967
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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