13 May 1999
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Buste de Victor Hugo, modle de 1883
signed 'Rodin' (on the right side); stamped with foundry mark 'GRIFFOUL & LORGE FONDEURS A PARIS' (on the back)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 17 in. (43.2 cm.)
Original version executed in 1883; this bronze version cast in 1893
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C. Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 94.
J.-L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 504-510, no. 87-b (another cast illustrated, p. 507).
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