9 November 2000
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Torse d'homme dit 'Nouveau modèle'
signed 'Rodin' (on the right side of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 105/8 in. (27 cm.)
Conceived circa 1885; this bronze version cast before 1900, probably by Griffoul & Lorge
Eugène Rudier, Paris (before 1952).
Mme Eugène Rudier, Paris (before 1957).
Jean-Claude Dondel, Paris (bequest from the estate of the above); sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 8 June 1988, lot 54.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 266, no. 40 (plaster version illustrated, p. 269).
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