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

Tête de Balzac au front dégagé et au menton fendu dit aussi Tête type H

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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Tête de Balzac au front dégagé et au menton fendu dit aussi Tête type H
signed, numbered, inscribed and dated 'A. Rodin No 9 .© by musée Rodin 1980.' (on the right shoulder); inscribed with foundry mark '.Georges Rudier. Fondeur. Paris.' (on the left shoulder); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 12 in. (30.5 cm.)
Conceived circa 1894; this bronze version cast in 1980
Provenance
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Eric Sabers, New York (acquired from the above, February 1985).
Gertrude Stein Gallery, New York.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 6 October 1988, lot 4.
Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner.
Literature
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, pp. 173-174 (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 2016-4962B.

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