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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, CANADA

Auguste Rodin
TORSE MASCULIN DE L'HOMME QUI TOMBE, PETIT MODÈLE, DIT AUSSI "TORSE DE JE SUIS BELLE"
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, CANADA

Auguste Rodin
TORSE MASCULIN DE L'HOMME QUI TOMBE, PETIT MODÈLE, DIT AUSSI "TORSE DE JE SUIS BELLE"
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist & Modern Art

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Auguste Rodin
1840 - 1917
TORSE MASCULIN DE L'HOMME QUI TOMBE, PETIT MODÈLE, DIT AUSSI "TORSE DE JE SUIS BELLE"
Inscribed A. Rodin/No. 6/© by Musée Rodin. 1963., and with the foundry mark Georges.Rudier./.Fondeur.Paris.
Bronze
Height: 12 1/4 in.; 31.1 cm
Conceived in 1882, this example cast in an edition of 11 by the Musée Rodin between 1959 and 1965.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Critique de l'Oeuvre Sculpté d'Auguste Rodin, currently being prepared by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay, under the number 2017-5263B. 

Provenance

Musée Rodin, Paris
Dominion Gallery, Montréal (acquired from the above, December 1964)
John Matthews (acquired from the above by 1988)

Literature

John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 10-2, illustration of another cast p. 166
Albert E. Elsen & Rosalyn F. Jamison, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Oxford, 2003, no. 65, illustration of another version fig. 198
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, illustration of another cast p. 429

Catalogue Note

The present work is the isolated torso of the dramatic sculpture known as The Falling Man, who juts out from the lintel of the left door of The Gates of Hell. This richly dramatic torso appears in other versions as was typical of the artist. In 1885, Rodin used this muscular, tortured torso as the basis for his Man with a Serpent, and again in 1886, for the male figure of the group I am Beautiful (Je suis belle) which he exhibited at the Galerie Georges Petit. 

Impressionist & Modern Art

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New York