Manuel Martinez HUGUE, known as MANOLO (1872-1945)... - Lot 49 - Crait + Müller

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Manuel Martinez HUGUE, known as MANOLO (1872-1945)... - Lot 49 - Crait + Müller
Manuel Martinez HUGUE, known as MANOLO (1872-1945)
Bearded Man's Head (Aristide Maillol?), 1925
Terracotta print, no. 0/15.
Label (inside) : GALERIE SIMON / 29 bis, Rue d'Astorg / PARIS (VIIIe) / 1925 / 0 / N° 8773 / Manolo / tête d'Homme Barbu / 15 épreuves 35h. / Photo N°4543.
31,5 x 21 x 22,5 cm6 000/8 000

PROVENANCE :
- Paris, Simon Gallery
- France, private collection
- Paris, Galerie Malaquais

BIBLIOGRAPHIE :
- Josep Pla, Vida de Manolo contada per ell mateix, imp. Sabadell, 1928.
- Pascal Pia, Manolo, "Sculpteurs nouveaux", Paris, Gallimard, 1930.
- Rafael Benet, El Escultor Manolo Hugué, coll. Miguel Angel, Barcelona, Libreria Editorial Argos, 1942.
- Montserrat Blanch, Manolo, Sculptures, Peintures, Dessins, Paris, Éditions Cercle d'Art, 1974, n°469, repr. p. 244.
- Montserrat Blanch, Manolo Hugué, Barcelona, Labour, 1992.
- Manolo Hugué, 1872-1945, cat. exp., Mont-de-Marsan, Musée Despiau-Wlérick (28 June-4 September 1995), Pontoise, Musée Tavet-Delacour, (16 September-26 November 1995), Mont-de-Marsan, Musée Despiau-Wlérick, 1995.

In Montserrat Blanch's catalogue raisonné, it is indicated that this bearded man might be Aristide Maillol.
Manolo painted this portrait in 1925, during his second stay in Céret, which began in 1919 and ended in 1927. During this period, Manolo and Maillol, who knew each other well, met on an occasional basis, forging ties around their work. Manolo accentuates the serious and serene expression of the model, which is not without recalling the practice of medieval picture-makers. In 1923, the portrait of Josep Maragall, treated as a mask, has the same expression of serene strength.
This print bears a label from the Simon gallery, which is the second gallery run by D-H Kahnweiler.
Although the terracotta edition of the Bearded Man's Head was planned for 15 copies, the other copies hav
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