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Study for the Monument to Paul Cézanne: M.8-2000

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Study for the Monument to Paul Cézanne


Sculptor: Maillol, Aristide




Bronze, cast. Reclining female nude, lacking the head, left arm and left and right feet, leaning back on the right arm, with the right leg straight on the ground, and the left leg raised and bent at the knee. The base is straight along the front and back and sloping at the ends. A rectangular piece of wood has been fitted into the concave underside.


History note: Paul Mellon

Legal notes

Paul Mellon Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.1 cm
Length: 17.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000) by Mellon, Paul, the executors of


20th Century, Early
Production date: circa AD 1912

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 5.1 cm Height 11.1 cm Width 17.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in circle

  • Text: M
  • Location: On the back edge
  • Method of creation: Script
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: no.2.
  • Location: On back edge
  • Method of creation: Incised into original model
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: rectangular pink paper label

  • Text: printed 'OWNER' typed 'MELLON, MR. PAUL'/, underlined, printed 'ARTIST', handwritten 'after', typed MAILLOL, Aristide/, handwritten (an unauthorised cast), printed 'TITLE', typed 'Study for the Cezanne/Monument (bronze sculpture)'/, printed 'National Gallery of Art PM' followed by an illegible number.
  • Location: Stuck to the wood inside the base
  • Method of creation: Printed, typed and handwritten
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-2000
Primary reference Number: 13798
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_8_2000
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 March 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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