• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7833

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 403

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Tête de Malvina

    Price Realised  


    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Tête de Malvina
    signed and numbered 'A.Rodin No 5/8' (on the left side); inscribed with the foundry mark 'E.GODARD Fondr' (on the right side); dated and inscribed '©BY MUSÉE RODIN 1984' (on the back)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    Height: 4¾ in. (12.1 cm.)
    Conceived before 1895; this bronze version cast from 1983 in an edition of twelve numbered 1/8 to 8/8 and I/IV and IV/IV, this work cast in October 1984

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    Le Comité Auguste Rodin under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay will include this work in their forthcoming Rodin catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté under the number 2009-3004B.

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    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, p. 677-678 (another cast illustrated p. 677).