13 November 2015
Jeune fille au serpent
signed, inscribed and dated 'A. Rodin © by musée Rodin 1973' (on the right side 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 black and green patina
Height: 15 5/8 in. (39.2 cm.)
Conceived circa 1885; this bronze version cast in 1973
Musée Rodin, Paris.
B. Gerald Cantor, Los Angeles (acquired from the above, January 1974).
Private collection, Beverly Hills (acquired from the above, circa 1975), from which stolen, 1991.
Recovered by Art Recovery Group, Ltd., 2015, with the assistance of the Comité Rodin and sold on behalf of the underwriters.
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A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, pp. 465-468, no. S. 5768 (another cast illustrated, p. 467, fig. 1; detail of another cast illustrated, p. 466).
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 2010-3334B.
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