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Private collection, Bordeaux, by whom acquired circa 1930.
Acquired from the above; sale, Sotheby's, London, 21 June 2005, lot 326.
Robert Bowman Gallery, London, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Private collection, London, by whom acquired from the above, and thence by descent to the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, nos. 91-92 marble version illustrated p. 47).
G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, p. 142 (marble version illustrated pl. 71).
C. Goldscheider, Rodin: sa vie, son oeuvre, son héritage, Paris, 1962 (marble version illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963 (another cast illustrated p. 63).
I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 100 (marble version illustrated pls. 54 and 55).
R. Descharnes & J.F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, p. 130 (marble version illustrated p. 131).
C. Goldscheider, Rodin Sculptures, London, 1970, no. 49 (marble version illustrated).
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 72, 90 and 108 (marble version illustrated p. 77).
A. Le Normand-Romain, Le Baiser de Rodin, Paris, 1995 (another cast illustrated).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007 (other casts illustrated pp. 158-163, marble version illustrated p. 163).