1 March 2006
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
signed, inscribed and dated 'A. Rodin c by Musée Rodin 1960' (on the back of the head); inscribed with foundry mark 'Georges Rudier Fondeur Paris' (on the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.)
Conceived circa 1885-1886; this bronze version cast in 1960
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London (acquired from the above, December 1962).
Leo Bakalar, Boston (acquired from the above, 1963).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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J. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 606, no. 115 (another cast illustrated, p. 609).
This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Critique de l'oeuvre sculpté d'Auguste Rodin currently in preparation at the Galerie Brame & Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay, under the archives number 2006NV806B.
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