5 May 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 60,000
Estimate USD 35,000 - USD 45,000
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Masque de l'Homme au nez cassé
signed twice 'A. Rodin' (on the right side of the neck); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the reverse)
bronze with black and green patina
Height: 10¼ in. (26 cm.)
Conceived circa 1864; this version conceived in 1903; this bronze version cast circa 1910
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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 2010-3131B.
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, p. 418 (another cast illustrated, fig. 9; titled Man with the Broken Nose, Type II, third model).