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

La nuit, épreuve double

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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
La nuit, épreuve double
signed and numbered 'A. Rodin No. 3' (on the back right); dated 'C BY MUSEE RODIN 1980' (along the lower back edge); inscribed with foundry mark 'E. GODARD Fondr' (on the left side)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 10½ in. (26.7 cm.)
Conceived after 1898; this bronze version cast in 1980
Provenance
Musée Rodin, Paris.
B.G. Cantor, New York (acquired from the above, March 1981).
Private Collection, Florida.
By descent from the above to the present owner.

Lot Essay

The present lot was originally conceived to be part of a much larger monument (the size of the Eiffel Tower) that was ultimately never realized. It was intended as a monument to modernity and the design provided for cars to drive to the top, with lifesize versions of La Nuit decorating the base.

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 archive number 2007V1291B.

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