5 May 2004
Property formerly from the Jean Limet Collection
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Etude pour 'La tête de pleureuse de la Porte de l'Enfer'
Height: 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.)
Executed circa 1880-1885; unique
Jean Limet, Paris (probably acquired from the artist between 1902-1917.)
By descent from the above to the previous owner.
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This work is one of the preparatory studies for La tête de pleureuse (Tancock, no. 14), which was conceived as the central figure of the lower bas-relief of La Porte de l'Enfer. It is an unfinished example of the artist's work in progress.
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