• Impressionist Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2217

    Impressionist Modern Day Sale

    4 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 249

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Baiser, 4ème réduction ou petite modèle

    Price Realised  


    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Baiser, 4ème réduction ou petite modèle
    signed 'Rodin' (on the right side of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'F.BARBEDIENNE.FONDEUR.' (on the left side of the base)
    bronze with gold patina
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm.)
    Conceived in 1886; this bronze version cast in 1898-1918

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    This work will be included in the forthcoming Auguste Rodin catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté currently being prepared by the Comité Rodin at Galerie Brame et Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive number 2006V1129B.


    Private collection, France.
    Anon. sale, Drouot Estimations, Paris, 20 June 2006, lot 140.
    Anon. (acquired at the above sale); sale, Sotheby's, London, 20 June 2007, lot 320.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, p. 47, no. 91 (plaster version illustrated).
    G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, p. 142 (larger marble version illustrated, p. 71).
    B. Champigneulle, Rodin, London, 1967, p. 282, nos. 78-79 (larger marble version illustrated, pp. 162-163).
    I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 100 (larger marble version illustrated, pls. 54-55).
    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 77 (larger marble version illustrated).
    A.E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, pp. 214-215, no. 49 (another cast illustrated, pp. 214-215).
    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, p. 161, no. S.776 (another cast illustrated).