The Fruit

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The Fruit, sculpted in 1906, is the renowned work of Antoine Bourdelle. The statue is an anatomical study of a nude female. She stands confidently, with fruit cupped in her right hand, her left arm bent behind and her ankles crossed. A chaste voluptuousness emerges from this young body.



  • Dossier de l'Art N° 10, January/February 1993
  • Bourdelle, by Ionel Jianou and Michel Dufet Edition Arted 1970
  • Cléopâtre Bourdelle-Sevastos, Ma vie avec Bourdelle, Paris-Musées and Editions des Cendres, 2005 (ISBN 2-87900-938-3)