21 June 2018
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE GREEK COLLECTION
Auguste Rodin (1840–1917)
signed and numbered ' A. Rodin No 7/8' (on the right side of the rock), and inscribed with the foundry mark 'E. GODARD Fondr.' (on the back of the rock); inscribed '© by musée Rodin 1984' (on the right of the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 32 in. (81.2 cm.)
Conceived in 1885; this bronze version cast in 1984
Musée Rodin, Paris
Galerie Bérès, Paris, by whom acquired from the above in April 1985.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 30 November 2001, lot 19.
Private collection, Greece.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2016.
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A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, no. S. 1342, p. 550(another cast illustrated).
This work will be included in the forthcoming Auguste Rodin catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté currently being prepared by the Comité Auguste Rodin at Galerie Brame et Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive number 2001-37B.
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