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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    L'ombre, taille originale

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    L'ombre, taille originale
    signed 'A. Rodin' (on the top of the base) and inscribed with foundry mark and dated '.Georges Rudier..Fondeur.Paris. c by musée Rodin. 1967.' (on the side of the base); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
    bronze with brown and green patina
    Height: 37¼ in. (94.6 cm.)
    Conceived in 1880; this bronze version cast in 1967

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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 2008-2025B.


    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Dominion Gallery, Montreal (acquired from the above, March 1967).
    Private collection, Tokyo (circa 1998).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 133, no. 5-1 (another cast illustrated, p. 132).
    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, p. 571 (another cast of the larger version illustrated, fig. 5).