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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
signed and numbered 'A. Rodin No 12' (on the front); inscribed '© BY MUSEE Rodin 1981' (on the right side); inscribed with foundry mark 'E. Godard Fondr' (on the back)
bronze with black patina
Height: 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.)
Conceived circa 1886; this bronze version cast in 1981
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Dennis Hotz Fine Art, South Africa (acquired from the above, March 1984).
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, circa 1985.
G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Monaco, 1944, p. 105.
I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 100.
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 32-33.
L. Ambrosini and M. Facos, The Cantor Gift to The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1987, pp. 82-84, no. 19 (another cast illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, pp. 273-275, no. 77 (another cast illustrated).

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Lot Essay

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 2015-4591B.

The present work depicts the Greek sea god, Glaucus, and his love, the nymph, Scylla, before a jealous witch turns Scylla into a monster. This seated male figure is featured twice on the Porte de l'enfer.

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