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

Saint-Jean Baptiste, petit modèle

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Saint-Jean Baptiste, petit modèle
signed and inscribed with the foundry mark 'A.Rodin Thiébaut Frères Fumière et Gavignot Scrs Paris' (on the top of the base); numbered '5804' (on the inside of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1878 and in this size in 1898; this bronze version cast between 1899 and 1905
Collection Latarjet, Lyon, by whom acquired circa 1910, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, New York, 10 May 2001, lot 343.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, no. 37 (larger bronze version illustrated pl. 37).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, pp. 27-33 (larger bronze versions illustrated pp. 26 & 29).
R. Descharnes & J.F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, p. 56 (larger bronze version illustrated).
I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 86 (larger bronze version illustrated pl. 9).
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 65 (larger bronze version illustrated pp. 358-359 & 361).
C. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, vol. I, Paris, 1989, no. 102e (larger bronze version illustrated pp. 128-129).
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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 2000-128B.

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