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    Sale 1995

    Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 329

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and Albert Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)

    Innocence tourmentée par l'amour

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and Albert Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887)
    Innocence tourmentée par l'amour
    signed 'A. CARRIER-BELLEUSE' (on the base)
    terracotta
    Height: 24½ in. (63 cm.)
    Conceived in 1871; this terracotta version executed circa 1900


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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 2007V1163B.

    This work was conceived by Auguste Rodin when he was working in the studio of Albert Carrier-Belleuse, a celebrated French sculptor with a studio in Brussels. The artists agreed that Carrier-Belleuse would sign most of Rodin's works while the latter was under his tutelage. Rodin would later reapply various elements of the Innocence in other works, such as the putti in Toilette de Venus, or the resuscitation of the Innocence's face in numerous heads of Bacchantes such as the famous Suzon.

    Provenance

    Galerie Giroux, Brussels.
    Private collection, Belgium (acquired from the above, circa 1920).
    Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 12 September 2007, lot 38.
    Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner.


    Literature

    S. Pieron, "François Rudier et Auguste Rodin à Bruxelles," La Grande Revue, Paris, 1902, p. 154.