4 November 2010
Property from the Collection of Max Palevsky
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Balzac, étude type C (buste), 1ère version, grand modèle
signed 'A. Rodin' (on the right side); inscribed with foundry mark 'ALEXIS RUDIER FONDEUR. PARIS.' (on the back); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
bronze with black patina
Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm.)
Conceived in 1892; this bronze version cast in 1918-1927
Galerie Haussmann, Paris (M. Gustave Danthon).
Eugène Rudier, Le Vésinet (acquired from the above).
Nathan Chalkin Gallery, Italy.
Weintraub Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owner, October 1972.
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A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, p. 168-169, no. S. 1079 (variant illustrated).
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 2010-3252B.
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