2 November 2011
Property from a Private American Collection
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Femme au serpent
signed and numbered 'A. Rodin No 7/8' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'E. GODARD Fondr' (on the left side of the base); inscribed and dated 'C BY MUSEE Rodin 1988' (on the back of the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height (with base): 13 in. (33 cm.)
Conceived circa 1884; this bronze version cast in 1988
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 13 November 1997, lot 202.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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C. Lampert, Rodin Sculpture and Drawings, London, 1986, pp. 56 and 194, no. 17 (plaster version illustrated, p. 56 and pl. 107).
This work will be included in the forthcoming Auguste Rodin catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté currently being prepared by the Comité Auguste Rodin at Galerie Brame et Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive number 2011-3645B.
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