365
365
Auguste Rodin
LES ÂMES DU PURGATOIRE DIT AUSSI "PREMIÈRES FUNÉRAILLES, PETIT MODÈLE"
Estimate
50,00070,000
JUMP TO LOT
365
Auguste Rodin
LES ÂMES DU PURGATOIRE DIT AUSSI "PREMIÈRES FUNÉRAILLES, PETIT MODÈLE"
Estimate
50,00070,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Auguste Rodin
1840 - 1917
LES ÂMES DU PURGATOIRE DIT AUSSI "PREMIÈRES FUNÉRAILLES, PETIT MODÈLE"
Inscribed A. Rodin, numbered No. 2 and inscribed with the foundry mark Alexis.Rudier. Fondeur.Paris.; stamped with the signature A. Rodin (on the interior)
Bronze 
Height: 9 1/4 in.
22.5 cm
Conceived before 1889 and cast in bronze in 1931-45 in an edition of 13, numbered 0 to 12, by the Alexis Rudier foundry; this example cast in 1943.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Critique de l'oeuvre sculpté d'Auguste Rodin being currently prepared by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive number 2009-2992B.

Provenance

Musée Rodin, Paris
M Rainoir (acquired from the above in August 1944)
Le Monde Gallery, New York
Galería Theo, Madrid
Sanford Granowitz, New York (acquired from the above and sold: Sotheby's, New York, October 7, 1988, lot 18)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Georges Grappe, Catalogue de Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, no. 295, illustration of the marble version p. 112
Ionel Jianou & Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, illustration of another cast p. 108
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, no. S.591, illustrations of another cast p. 619

Catalogue Note

This subject was never published during the lifetime of the artist, although it has been exhibited in plaster on numerous occasions, most notably in the great exhibition in Paris in 1900 and at the Manès Union of Artists in Prague in the spring of 1902. This edition of bronzes is particularly interesting because it is the first complete numbered series commissioned by the Musée Rodin.

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