24 June 2009
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Torse d'homme, étude type A, petit modèle
signed and numbered 'A.Rodin no. 5 © by Musée Rodin 1970' (on the left leg); inscribed with the foundry mark 'Georges Rudier.Fondeur.Paris.' (on the back)
bronze with green and brown patina
Height: 10 in. (25.2 cm.)
Conceived circa 1895-1900 and cast in bronze by the Musée Rodin in a numbered edition of thirteen between 1967 and 1975; this bronze version cast in June 1970
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Galerie Gérald Cramer, Lausanne, by whom acquired from the above in January 1971.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 February 2001, lot 193.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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A. Le Normand-Romain, Rodin et le bronze: catalogue des oeuvres conservées au Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, p. 691 (another cast illustrated).
The Comité Auguste Rodin under the direction of Jérome Le Blay will include this work in their forthcoming Rodin Catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté under the number 1999-702B.
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Please note that the dimensions stated in the catalogue include the base. The height of the bronze is 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.).
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