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J. Lionberger Davis (1878-1973), St Louis, MI.
J. Lionberger Davis Art Trust, St Louis.
St Louis Art Museum, a gift from the above on 5 November 1953; sale, Christie's, New York, 12 February 1987, lot 4.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.
PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN ESTATE
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, no. 114, p. 52 (another cast illustrated p. 53; titled ‘Bourgeois à la clé’).
A.T. Spear, Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1967, no. VIII, p. 95 (another cast illustrated pl. 61).
I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 98 (the monumental bronze version illustrated pls. 39 & 41).
A.T. Spear, Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art, a Supplement, Cleveland, 1974, p. 128 (illustrated).
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 67-69-13, p. 399 (another cast illustrated p. 390).
C. Judrin, M. Laurent & D. Viéville, exh. cat., Auguste Rodin: Le monument des Bourgeois de Calais (1884-1895), Paris & Calais, 1977, no. 88, p. 224 (another cast illustrated).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of the Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, no. S. 757, p. 220 (another cast illustrated).
St Louis, St Louis Museum of Art, January 1952 - November 1953, on loan.
St Louis, The Bank of St Louis, January - February 1955.