Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Property from the Collection of Lew and Edie Wasserman
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

Trois faunesses

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Trois faunesses
signed 'A. Rodin' (on the top of the arms); inscribed with foundry mark '.Georges Rudier. .Fondeur.Paris.' (on the front of the arms); inscribed and dated 'C by musée Rodin 1959' (on the back of the arms)
bronze with brown and green patina
Height: 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.)
Conceived circa 1896; this bronze version cast in 1959
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Acquired from the above by Lew and Edie Wasserman, Los Angeles, circa 1960.
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, p. 34, no. 77 (plaster version illustrated).
R. Descharnes and J.F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 244 (plaster version illustrated).
L. Goldscheider, Rodin, London, 1970 (plaster version illustrated, pl. 23).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, pp. 358-360, no. S. 6724 (another cast illustrated, p. 359).

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 2011-3638B.

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