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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    L'un des Bougeois de Calais: Andrieu d'Andres, vêtu, réduction

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    L'un des Bougeois de Calais: Andrieu d'Andres, vêtu, réduction
    signed 'A. Rodin' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'ALEXIS.RUDIER.FONDEUR.PARIS' (on the back of the base); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.)
    Conceived 1881-1895; the reduced version conceived in 1900; this bronze version cast circa 1930-1940

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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 2001-10B.


    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Private collection, Germany.
    Mr. and Mrs. François Schwarz, New York (acquired from the above, 1954); Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 7 November 2001, lot 104.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text



    G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, pp. 51-53.
    R. Descharnes and J.-F. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, pp. 106-117.
    I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 99 (plaster version illustrated, pl. 45).
    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 376-402, no. 67-69-13 (another cast illustrated, p. 390; dated late 1890s) and no. 67 (complete monumental version illustrated, p. 377).
    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, p. 223, no. S. 421 (another cast illustrated).