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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 225

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    L'Ombre, taille originale dite taille de la Porte

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    L'Ombre, taille originale dite taille de la Porte
    signed 'A. Rodin' (on the top of the base); dated and inscribed with foundry mark 'c by musée Rodin 1967 .Georges Rudier. .Fondeur.Paris.' (on the side of the base); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
    bronze with dark 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 2009-2512B.


    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Dominion Gallery, Montreal (acquired from the above).
    Acquired from the above by the late owner, November 1967.

    Pre-Lot Text



    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 (larger version illustrated, fig. 5).