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    Sale 1901

    Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Buste de jeune fille aux fleurs dans les cheveux

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Buste de jeune fille aux fleurs dans les cheveux
    signed 'A. Rodin' (on the left side); numbered and inscribed with foundry mark 'No. 5 Fonderie de Coubertin c by Musée Rodin' (on the back)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 19 in. (48.3 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1868; this bronze version cast in 1979


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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 2002V429B.

    Provenance

    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Contemporary Sculpture Center, Tokyo (acquired from the above, April 1980).
    Itoman Co., Ltd., Shikokuchuo.
    Acquired by the present owner, 1991.


    Literature

    G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, pp. 5-6.
    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 576 (another cast illustrated, p. 578, no. 105-I; dated 1865-1870).
    L. Ambrosini and M. Facos, Rodin: The Cantor Gift to the Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1987, p. 53.
    C. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1989, vol. I, p. 94, no. 78a (plaster and terra cotta versions illustrated, p. 95; dated circa 1875).
    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, p. 448, no. 130 (another cast illustrated, pp. 448-449; dated circa 1875).