• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 2313

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Frère et soeur

    Price Realised  

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Frère et soeur
    signed 'A. Rodin' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1890-1891; this bronze version cast circa 1900


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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 2010-3104B.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner, circa 1985.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, p. 67, no. 166 (another cast illustrated).
    G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1934, p. 48 (another cast illustrated).
    G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, p. 143, no. 97 (another cast illustrated).
    E. Herriot, Rodin, Paris, 1949, no. 36 (another cast illustrated).
    M. Aubert, Rodin Sculptures, Paris, 1952, p. 49 (another cast illustrated).
    B. Champigneulle, Rodin, London, 1967, p. 283, no. 107 (another cast illustrated, p. 214).
    I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 104.
    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 222, no. 25-2 (another cast illustrated, p. 223).
    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, pp. 376-377, no. S 975 (another cast illustrated, p. 376; other versions illustrated, p. 377).