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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 220

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Polyphème

    Price Realised  

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Polyphème
    signed and indistinctly inscribed 'A. Rodin c by Musée Rodin' (on the front) and inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris' (on the back); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    Height: 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.)
    Conceived in 1888; this bronze version cast in 1951


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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 2008-1972B.

    Provenance

    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London (acquired from the above, October 1959).


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of William and Eleanor Wood Prince, Chicago, Illinois


    Literature

    I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 92.
    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 212, no. 23 (plaster version illustrated, p. 213).
    A. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, p. 276 (plaster version illustrated, fig. 223).
    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, p. 599, no. S.640 (another cast illustrated).