Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

Petite faunesse

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Petite faunesse
signed and numbered 'A. Rodin no 6' (on the underside of the left foot); inscribed with foundry mark 'G.Rudier Fond.Paris.' (on the underside of the right foot)
bronze with black, brown and green patina
Height: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1882; this bronze version cast in 1962
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York.
Acquired from the above by the previous owner, May 1963.
By descent from the above to the present owner, 1990.
I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 90.
A. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, p. 626, nos. A21-31 (another cast illustrated, pp. 32-33).
New York, Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, Rodin, May-June 1963, no. 90 (illustrated).

Lot Essay

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 2008-1842B.

This figure initially appeared in La porte de l'Enfer, where it was included in three different locations. Rodin subsequently grouped three casts of this subject together, resulting in the sculpture known as Les trois faunesses.

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