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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 309

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    L'un des Bourgeois de Calais: Jean d'Aire, vêtu

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    L'un des Bourgeois de Calais: Jean d'Aire, vêtu
    signed 'A.Rodin' (on the left side of the base); inscribed with the foundry mark 'L.Perzinka fondeur Versailles' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 18 3/8 in. (46.8 cm.)
    Conceived between 1887 and 1895 and in this reduced size in 1895; this bronze version cast in 1901

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    The Comité Auguste Rodin under the direction of Jérome Le Blay will include this work in their forthcoming Rodin Catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté under the number 2008-2061B.

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    Keller & Reiner Kunstsalon, Berlin, by whom acquired directly from the artist in 1901.
    Friedrich Alfred Krupp, Villa Hügel, Essen, by whom acquired from the above on 2 August 1901, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, p. 64 (another cast illustrated).
    C. Goldscheider, Rodin Sculpture, London, 1970, pl. 40 (another cast illustrated).
    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 390 (another cast illustrated).
    C. Judrin, M. Laurent & D. Viéville, Auguste Rodin, Le Monument des Bourgeois de Calais (1884-1895), Paris, 1977, p. 224, no. 88 (another cast illustrated).
    A. Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin. Catalogue of the works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, p. 220 (another cast illustrated).