London, South Kensington
27 June 2014
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Nu debout (Le Jour, étude sans bras ni tête)
signed 'A. Rodin' (on the top of the base); inscribed '© by musée Rodin 1959' (on the left of the base); stamped with the foundry mark 'Georges Rudier Fondeur, Paris' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown-green patina
Height: 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1882; this cast circa 1959-1960 from an edition of ten examples by Georges Rudier. Four earlier examples were cast between 1927 and 1935 by Alexis Rudier.
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Galerie Gerald Cramer, Geneva, by whom acquired from the above in July 1960.
Georges Bloch, Zurich, acquired from the above on 30 September 1960; sale, Christie's, London, 28 November 1989, lot 280.
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner.
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J. L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: the Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 49-51-1 (another cast illustrated p. 303).
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 2014-4350B.
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