27 June 2000
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
La chute des anges
signed 'A Rodin.' (on the right side of the base)
bronze with a dark green patina
Height: 123/8 in. (31.5 cm.)
Conceived after 1900 and probably cast between 1900 and 1905
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 25 April, 1968, lot 293.
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G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, no. 411 (plaster version illustrated, p. 132).
A. Tacha Spear, Rodin Sculptures in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1967, p. 71 (marble version illustrated, pl. 87).
The present work is identical to the plaster in the Musée Rodin.
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