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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 129

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Giganti, torse masculin, version sans terrasse

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Giganti, torse masculin, version sans terrasse
    signed and dated 'A. Rodin c by musée Rodin 1966' (on the right side); inscribed with foundry mark '.Georges Rudier..Fondeur.Paris.' (on the left side); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
    bronze with black and green patina
    Height: 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1880-1885; this bronze version cast in 1966

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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 2008-2023B.


    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Dominion Gallery, Montreal (acquired from the above, March 1967).
    Private collection, Connecticut (acquired from the above, circa 1970).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 266 and 268, no. 40 (plaster version illustrated, p. 269).
    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. 555-557, no. 175 (another cast illustrated, pp. 555-556).
    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, p. 399, fig.1 (another cast illustrated).