Anon. (acquired by the family before 1970); sale, Christie's, London, 25 June 2003, lot 106.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Jérôme Le Blay will include this sculpture in his forthcoming Catalogue Critique des sculptures d'Auguste Rodin being prepared in association with Galerie Brame & Lorenceau under the archive number 2003V271B.
Please note that this lot is not being sold on behalf of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Thérèse Bonney Bequest.
G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, no. 143 (plaster version illustrated).
H. Martinie, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1949, no. 19 (another cast illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, pl. 52-3 (another version illustrated).
I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, no. 11 (another version illustrated).
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 111-112, 114 and 116 (another cast illustrated, fig. 60, p. 71).
J. de Caso and P.B. Sanders, Rodin's Sculpture, A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection, San Francisco, 1977, pp. 128-131 (another cast illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, ed., Rodin Rediscovered, Washington, 1981, pp. 66-67 (another cast illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, The Gates of Hell by Auguste Rodin, California, 1985, pp. 71 and 73-74 (another cast illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin's Thinker and the Dilemmas of Modern Public Sculpture, New Haven, 1985.
C. Lampert, Rodin: Sculpture and Drawings, London, 1986, p. 24 (another version illustrated, p. 25).
A.E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, pp. 174-179, no. 38 (another cast illustrated, pp. 174-175, 178).