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Camille Claudel (1856-1943)
Property of a French Collector
Camille Claudel (1856-1943)

L'aurore

Details
Camille Claudel (1856-1943)
L'aurore
signed 'C. Claudel' (on the left side of the base); numbered and stamped with foundry mark '7/8 Delval Cire Perdue' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.)
Conceived circa 1893; this bronze version cast in 1986
Provenance
Family of the artist.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1988.
Literature
R.-M. Paris, The Life of Camille Claudel, Rodin's Muse and Mistress, New York, 1988, p. 209, no. 121 (marble version illustrated).
R.-M. Paris and A. de La Chapelle, L'oeuvre de Camille Claudel, Catalogue raisonné, nouvelle édition revue et complétée, Paris, 1991, pp. 147-148, no. 33 (another cast illustrated, p. 148).
G. Bouté, Camille Claudel, Le miroir et la nuit, Paris, 1995, p. 228.
R.-M. Paris, Camille Claudel, re-trouvée, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 2000, p. 325, no. 34 (another cast illustrated).
A. Rivière, B. Gaudichon, and D. Ghanassia, Camille Claudel, Catalogue raisonné, Nouvelle édition revue et augmentée, Paris, 2000, pp. 180-182, no. 63.3 (another cast illustrated, p. 182).
Sale Room Notice
Please note the correct height is 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.).

Lot Essay

Reine-Marie Paris has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
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