• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7833

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 404

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Torse masculin debout

    Price Realised  


    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Torse masculin debout
    stamped with the signature, dated and numbered 'A.Rodin No. 9 © 1971' (on the base of the right leg and on the stem); inscribed with the foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the underside of the left leg)
    bronze with brown and green patina
    Height: 6 3/8 in. (16 cm.)
    Conceived in 1885-1890 and cast between 1969 and 1974 in an edition of twelve plus one for the Musée Rodin; this work cast in June 1971

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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 2009-2984B.

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    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Galerie Hughette Bérès, Paris, by whom acquired from the above in June 1972.
    Tatsuo Satori, Japan.
    Acquired by the present owner in Japan at the beginning of 2000.


    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, p. 692 (another cast illustrated).