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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 239

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Masque de l'Iris, messagère des dieux, petit modèle

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Masque de l'Iris, messagère des dieux, petit modèle
    signed, numbered, inscribed with foundry mark and dated 'A. Rodin N7 c by musée Rodin 1965' (on the right side); inscribed with foundry mark 'G Rudier Fon' Paris' (on the left side)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 4½ in. (11.4 cm.)
    Conceived by 1894; this bronze version cast in 1965

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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 2004-481B.


    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    M. Geladakis, France (acquired by the above, May 1967).
    Acquired by the present owner, 2003.


    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, p. 456, no. S 656 (another cast illustrated).


    Moscow, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and Leningrad, The Hermitage Museum, Rodin et son temps, June-October 1966.
    London, Nevill Keating Gallery, Rodin. Sculptures, drawings and photographs, June 2005, p. 20-21 (illustrated).