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

Buste de Victor Hugo dit "à l’illustre maître," réduction avec piédouche intégré

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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Buste de Victor Hugo dit "à l’illustre maître," réduction avec piédouche intégré
signed 'A. Rodin' (on the right side); dated and inscribed '© by musée Rodin 1969.' (on the right side of the base); inscribed with foundry mark '.Georges Rudier. .Fondeur.Paris.' (on the back of the base); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm.)
Conceived in 1883; this bronze version cast in 1969
Provenance
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Dominion Gallery, Montreal (acquired from the above, November 1969).
Acquired by the late owner, 1970.
Literature
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 504, no. 87b (another cast illustrated, p. 507).
C. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1989, p. 174, no. 132b (another cast illustrated).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin: Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, pp. 434-435 (another cast illustrated, p. 435; other versions illustrated, pp. 432-434; clay version illustrated in situ, p. 434).

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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 2018-5848B.

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