4 November 2010
Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Balzac, étude type A
signed and numbered 'A. Rodin No 12' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark, inscribed and dated 'Georges Rudier Fondeur. Paris. c by musée Rodin. 1962.' (on the back of the base); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
bronze with dark brown and green patina
Height: 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.)
Conceived circa 1894; this bronze version cast in 1962
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris (acquired from the above, January 1963).
Madame Loeb-Vaïto, Paris.
Albert Loeb Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, November 1964).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, December 1968.
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A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Museé Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, p. 174, no. S. 585 (another cast illustrated; titled Balzac, étude de nu dite étude A).
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 2007-1570B.
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