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

Buste de Clémenceau, 2ème impression

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Buste de Clémenceau, 2ème impression
signed 'A. Rodin' (on the right side); inscribed with foundry mark, inscribed and dated 'Georges.Rudier Fondeur.Paris © by Musée Rodin 1955' (on the back); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
bronze with dark brown and green patina
Height: 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.)
Conceived in 1911-1914; this bronze version cast in 1955
Musée Rodin, Paris.
World House Galleries, New York (acquired from the above, December 1955).
Herbert Mayer, Greenwich.
Joseph E. Levine; Estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 1998, lot 405.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
L. Bénédite, intro., Musée Rodin, Catalogue sommaire des oeuvres d'Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1919, p. 26, no. 113 (plaster version illustrated).
L. Bénédite, Rodin, Paris, 1924, p. 38 (another cast illustrated, pl. LIX (B)).
L. Bénédite, "Maîtres de l'art moderne," Rodin, Paris, 1926, p. 62 (another cast illustrated, pl. 29).
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, p. 111, no. 346 (another cast illustrated).
G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, p. 144 (another cast illustrated, pl. 135).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, pp. 128, 131 and 220 (another cast illustrated, p. 129).
R. Descharnes and J.-F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, pp. 173 and 239 (another cast illustrated and detail of terracotta version illustrated, p. 215).
I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 113.
L. Goldscheider, Rodin, Sculptures, New York, 1970, p. 126 (detail of another cast illustrated, pl. 91).
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadephia, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 563-566, no. 102 (other casts illustrated in situ, p. 564; another cast illustrated, p. 565).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, pp. 480-489, no. 115 (another cast illustrated, pp. 480-481; plaster and terracotta versions illustrated, pp. 485-487).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, pp. 267-270 (another cast illustrated, pp. 267 and 269).

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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 2017-5569B.

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