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Auguste Rodin
FRENCH
SUZON
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
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Auguste Rodin
FRENCH
SUZON
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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Auguste Rodin
1840 - 1917
FRENCH
SUZON
signed: A. RODIN., and with a title plaque on the base inscribed: SUZON / SCULPT., RODIN
biscuit porcelain, on a gilt bronze socle and mottled grey and white marble base
40cm., 15¾in.
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Catalogue Note

Rodin's Suzon is a tribute to Carrier-Belleuse, the great French master who had such an influence on Rodin's early work. Rodin worked in Carrier-Belleuse's studio from 1864 until 1871 and in this bust, modelled in 1872, shows himself to be in complete command of the essence of his master's approach to feminine beauty. Unfortunately Rodin's financial acumen was not as astute as his artistic ability and he sold the rights to Suzon to the Compagnie des Bronzes in Brussels, where the bust became one of the foundry's most successful models.

RELATED LITERATURE
Carrier-Belleuse: Le maître de Rodin, exh. cat. Palais de Compiègne, Paris, 2014, p. 134, no. 94

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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London