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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

L'Age d'Airain

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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
L'Age d'Airain
signed 'Rodin' (on the top of the base); stamped with the foundry mark 'Georges Rudier. Fondeur. Paris.' (on the back of the base); inscribed '©c.by.Musée Rodin 1959' (on the right side of the base); and with the raised signature 'A.Rodin' (on the inside of the base)
bronze with modulated dark brown and green patina
Height: 41 in. (104.2 cm.)
Conceived in 1876, this bronze version cast by the Musée Rodin in 1959
Provenance
Musée Rodin, Paris,1959.
Harold L. Renfeld, New York, by whom acquired from the above in 1965.
Literature
J. Cladel, Auguste Rodin, L'homme et oeuvre, Paris 1908.
Dujardin-Beaumetz, Entretiens avec Rodin, Paris, 1915.
L. Bénédite, Rodin,Paris, 1915.
Victoria & Albert Museum (ed.), Catalogue of Sculpture by Auguste Rodin, London, 1915, no. 11 (the large version illustrated).
F. Lawton, Life of Auguste Rodin, London, p. 44.
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, no. 35 (the large version illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, pp. 20-26 (the large version illustrated p. 20).
B. Champigneulle, Rodin, London, 1967, no. 12 (another cast illustrated p. 51).
R. Descharnes & J.F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, pp. 53-54 (the large version illustrated).
I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 85 (another cast illustrated figs. 6 & 7).
C. Goldscheider, Rodin Sculptures, London, 1970 (another cast illustrated pls. 4 & 5).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, London, 1974, pp. 21-26 (another cast illustrated).
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 342-356, no. 64 (another cast illustrated p. 343).
A.E. Elsen, In Rodin's Studio, New York, 1980 (the plaster version illustrated pp. 36 & 37).
C. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, vol. I, Paris, 1989, no. 95 (other casts illustrated pp. 114-117).
A. Romain & A. Beausire, in exh. cat. Vers l'Age d'Airain, Rodin et la Belgique, Paris, 1996, pp. 245-309 (other casts illustrated).
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Lot Essay

The Comité Auguste Rodin will include this work in their forthcoming Rodin Catalogue critique under the number 2003V361B.
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