AUGUSTE RODIN (1841-1917)
AUGUSTE RODIN (1841-1917)
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Bon génie, petit modèle

AUGUSTE RODIN (1841-1917)
Bon génie, petit modèle
signed 'A. Rodin' (on the back of the base); stamped '© Musée Rodin' and with foundry mark 'Georges Rudier. .Fondeur. Paris.' (along the lower edge of the base); and with the raised signature 'A. Rodin' (inside the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 9 in. (23 cm.)
Conceived circa 1899; this example cast in bronze for the Musée Rodin by Georges Rudier in September 1958
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, by whom acquired from the above, in October 1959.
Private collection, London.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 December 1979, lot 555.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 17 November 1983, lot 116.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 11 May 1994, lot 132.
Private collection, Germany, by whom acquired at the above sale; sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 February 2007, lot 321.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1929, no. 257, p. 101 (plaster version illustrated).
G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, no. 118, p. 144 (the plaster version illustrated n.p.).
I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 108.
A.T. Spear, Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1967, no. XIX, pp. 77 & 101 (other versions illustrated p. 70 & 78).
J.L. Tancock & M. Weiss, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1989, no. 56, pp. 315-316 (the plaster version illustrated p. 317).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin: Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, no. S.1099, pp. 468-469 (other casts illustrated p. 469; titled 'Young Girl Confiding her Secret to Isis').
Post lot text
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 2006VI000B.

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