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    Sale 7737

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale (immediately following Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper)

    24 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 215

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Torse d'homme, étude type A, petit modèle

    Price Realised  

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Torse d'homme, étude type A, petit modèle
    signed and numbered 'A.Rodin no. 5 © by Musée Rodin 1970' (on the left leg); inscribed with the foundry mark 'Georges Rudier.Fondeur.Paris.' (on the back)
    bronze with green and brown patina
    Height: 10 in. (25.2 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1895-1900 and cast in bronze by the Musée Rodin in a numbered edition of thirteen between 1967 and 1975; this bronze version cast in June 1970


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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 1999-702B.

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    Provenance

    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Galerie Gérald Cramer, Lausanne, by whom acquired from the above in January 1971.
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 February 2001, lot 193.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the dimensions stated in the catalogue include the base. The height of the bronze is 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.).


    Literature

    A. Le Normand-Romain, Rodin et le bronze: catalogue des oeuvres conservées au Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, p. 691 (another cast illustrated).