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Artist: Aristide Maillol, French, 1861–1944

L’art d’aimer (The Art of Love)

1935

Book with 24 lithographs and 14 woodcuts

exterior case: 39.5 × 28 × 4.2 cm (15 9/16 × 11 × 1 5/8 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
2012.159.153
One of the last acquisitions made by Arthur Ross is this handsome publication of Ovid’s Ars amatoria (The Art of Love), carrying further back in time Ross’s group of classic literary texts. Aristide Maillol’s illustrations for the book include twelve lithographs in black, twelve in sanguine, and fourteen woodcuts in black. The translation into French is by Henri Bornecque, and the handsome binding is by Madeleine Gras.
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Books
Provenance: 

Christie's, New York, May 3, 2005 (134); William H. Schab Gallery, New York, May 11, 2005; Arthur Ross Foundation Collection, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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