10 May 2001
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
signed and numbered 'A.Rodin No 3/8' (on the back); and stamped with foundry mark 'E. GODARD Fondr' (on the back of the base); dated '© By Musee Rodin 1983' (on the left side of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 32¼ in. (82 cm.)
Conceived in 1882; the bronze version cast in 1983
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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M. Laurent, Rodin, Paris, 1988, no. 2 (another cast illustrated).
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class