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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

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Property from a Chicago Estate
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

Baiser (deuxième réduction)

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Baiser (deuxième réduction) signed 'Rodin' (on the front); inscribed with the foundry mark 'BARBEDIENNE Fondeur' (on the left side); inscribed twice 'B' and inscribed 'VL' (on the inside) bronze with brown patina Height: 23 5/8 in. (60 cm.) Conceived in 1886 and reduced in 1904; this bronze version cast between 1904 and 1918 in an edition of between 65 and 69
Private collection, Chicago, by whom acquired before 1961, and thence by descent.
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 oeuvre, son héritage, Paris, 1962 (marble version illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963 (another cast illustrated p. 63).
I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 100 (marble version illustrated pls. 54 & 55).
R. Descharnes & J.F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, p. 130 (marble version illustrated p. 131).
C. Goldscheider, Rodin Sculptures, London, 1970, no. 49 (marble version illustrated).
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 72, 90 & 108 (marble version illustrated p. 77).
A. Le Normand-Romain, Le Baiser de Rodin, Paris, 1995 (another cast illustrated).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Museé Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007 (other casts illustrated pp. 158-163, marble version illustrated p. 163).
Special Notice

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.
Sale Room Notice
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 archives number 2011-3473B

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