9 November 2006
Auguste Rodin (1841-1917)
Premières funerailles, petit modèle
signed, numbered and inscribed with foundry mark 'A. Rodin 10/12 Alexis.Rudier. Fondeur.Paris.' (on the front of the base); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the underside)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 9 in. (20.9 cm.)
Conceived in 1889; this bronze version cast in 1945
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris (acquired from the above, January 1963).
Robert Frank Skutch, Baltimore.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, September 1963.
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G. Grappe, Catalogue de Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, no. 295 (marble version illustrated, p. 112).
I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 108.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Auguste Rodin, Catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté currently being prepared by the Comité Rodin under the archive number 2006V933B.
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