6 November 2008
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
L'un des Bourgeois de Calais: Tête d'Eustache de Saint-Pierre dernier état avec corde autour du cou
signed, numbered and inscribed with foundry mark 'A. Rodin No. 1/8 E. GODARD Fondr' (on the right side); dated 'C by Musée Rodin 1981' (on the back)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 16½ in. (41.9 cm.)
Conceived circa 1886; this bronze version cast in 1982
Musée Rodin, Paris.
B. Gerald Cantor, Los Angeles (acquired from the above, September 1984).
Coastland Center, Naples.
Lasalle Partners, Atlanta (acquired from the above, 1991).
Acquired by the present owner, 2007.
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A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, p. 231, no. S.940 (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 Rodin at Galerie Brame et Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive number 1996-2009B.
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