AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917)
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Balzac, étude type C (buste), 3ème version, petit modèle

AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917)
Balzac, étude type C (buste), 3ème version, petit modèle
signed 'A. Rodin' (on the right side); inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis. Rudier Fondeur. Paris' (on the back); with raised signature 'A Rodin' (to the interior)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1892; this reduction in 1918; this bronze version cast between 1918 and 1927
Galerie Haussmann (Gustave Danthon), Paris.
Private collection, France (by 1940).
Private collection (by descent from the above).
Private collection, France.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

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 2015-4578B .
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, no. 188, p. 72 (another cast illustrated, p. 73).
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1929, no. 218 (another cast illustrated).
G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, no. 265 (another cast illustrated).
R. Descharnes and J.-F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, p. 167 (another version illustrated).
I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 105.
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 455.
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin: Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, pp. 168-169 (other versions illustrated).

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