AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917)
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AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917)

Baiser, 2ème réduction

AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917)
Baiser, 2ème réduction
signed 'Rodin' (on the side of the rock); inscribed with the foundry mark 'F.BARBEDIENNE.FONDEUR.' (at the lower edge of the base); marked '17' (on the inside); stamped 'K' (on the edge underneath)
bronze with dark brown patina
height: 23 5/8 in. (60 cm.)
Conceived in 1886; this reduction in 1904; this example cast in bronze by Leblanc-Barbedienne between circa 1914 and 1918
Private collection, Belgium.
Galerie Giroux, Brussels, by circa 1950.
Private collection, Belgium, by whom acquired from the above.
Anonymous sale, Beaux-Art, Brussels, 5 December 2004, lot 256.
Robert Bowman Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner on 4 March 2005.

This work will be included in the forthcoming Auguste Rodin catalogue critique de l'œuvre 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 2004-492BB.
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, nos. 91-92 (marble version illustrated p. 47).
G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, p. 142 (marble version illustrated pl. 71).
C. Goldscheider, Rodin: sa vie, son œuvre, son héritage, Paris, 1962 (marble version illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, p. 62 (another cast illustrated p. 63).
B. Champigneulle, Rodin, London, 1967, pp. 157 & 282 (marble versions illustrated figs. 78 &79, pp. 162-163).
R. Descharnes & J.-F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, pp. 130, 132 & 133 (marble version illustrated p.131).
I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 100 (marble version illustrated, pls. 54 & 55).
L. Goldscheider, Rodin Sculptures, London, 1970, p. 121, no. 49 (marble version illustrated).
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 77, no. 151 (marble version illustrated).
J. de Caso & P. Sanders, Rodin's Sculpture: A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1977, pp. 149-153, no. 22 (another cast illustrated pp. 148 & 150).
N. Barbier, Marbres de Rodin, Collection du Musée, Paris, 1987, pp. 184-187 & 258, no. 79 (marble version illustrated pp. 185 & 187).
A. Le Normand-Romain, Le Baiser de Rodin/The Kiss by Rodin, Paris, 1995 (other casts illustrated).
A. Le Normand-Romain, Rodin, Paris, 1997, p. 49 (terracotta version illustrated p. 48).
J.A. Schmoll, Rodin and Camille Claudel, Munich & New York, 1999, pp. 49, 50 & 126 (marble version illustrated p. 49).
A. Pingeot, 'Rodin au Musée du Luxembourg', in La Revue du Musée d'Orsay, Autumn 2000, pp. 67-70 & 74, no. 11.
R. Butler & , 'Auguste Rodin', in European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century: The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2001, pp. 326-330.
A.E. Elsen, Rodin's Art: The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, pp. 214-215, fig. 167 (another cast illustrated).
R. Masson & V. Mattiussi, Rodin, Paris, 2004, pp. 40, 42 & 50 (marble and terracotta versions illustrated pp. 41-42 & p. 51).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin: Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, no. S. 2393, pp. 159-163 (other version illustrated pp. 159-163; marble version illustrated p. 163).
C. Farge, B. Garnier & I. Jenkins, Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece, exh. cat., The British Museum, London, 2018, no. 40, p. 104 (marble version illustrated on p. 105).
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