14 February 2008
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Étude de buste pour le portrait de la Comtesse de Noailles
signed and numbered 'A. Rodin No. 6' (on the front of the base), dated '© by musée Rodin 1972' (on the right side) and inscribed with foundry mark '.Georges Rudier.Fondeur.Paris.' (on the back)
bronze with green and black patina
Height: 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.)
Conceived in 1906; this bronze version cast in 1972
Museé Rodin, Paris.
Contemporary Sculpture Center, Osaka (acquired from the above, 1975).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1975.
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Osaka, Contemporary Sculpture Center, Exposition Rodin, October 1975, no. 21.
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 2007V1181B.
Please note that the Musée Rodin mistakenly assigned the number 6 to two casts in this edition: there is another cast numbered 6 and inscribed '© Musée Rodin 1971' that was formerly in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This cast should have been numbered 7.
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