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    Sale 7702

    Impressionist/Modern, Day Sale

    5 February 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 310

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Saint-Jean Baptiste, petit modèle

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Saint-Jean Baptiste, petit modèle
    signed and inscribed with the foundry mark 'A.Rodin Thiébaut Frères Fumière et Gavignot Scrs Paris' (on the top of the base); numbered '5804' (on the inside of the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm.)
    Conceived in 1878 and in this size in 1898; this bronze version cast between 1899 and 1905


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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 2000-128B.

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    Provenance

    Collection Latarjet, Lyon, by whom acquired circa 1910, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, New York, 10 May 2001, lot 343.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, no. 37 (larger bronze version illustrated pl. 37).
    A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, pp. 27-33 (larger bronze versions illustrated pp. 26 & 29).
    R. Descharnes & J.F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, p. 56 (larger bronze version illustrated).
    I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 86 (larger bronze version illustrated pl. 9).
    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 65 (larger bronze version illustrated pp. 358-359 & 361).
    C. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, vol. I, Paris, 1989, no. 102e (larger bronze version illustrated pp. 128-129).