6 November 2013
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Homme assis, étude type B dit aussi "Homme type B, assis, jambes étendues"
signed and numbered 'A. Rodin No. 12' (on the top of the base); inscribed and dated '© by musée Rodin 1967' (on the front of the base); inscribed with foundry mark '.Georges Rudier. .Fondeur. Paris.' (on the back of the base); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
bronze with dark green and brown patina
Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.)
Conceived circa 1895; this bronze version cast in 1967
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Norton Simon, Los Angeles (acquired from the above, February 1969).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, April 1969.
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A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, p. 140 (terracotta version illustrated).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, pp. 412-413, no. S. 493 (another cast illustrated).
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 2013-4101B.
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