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Auguste Rodin
BAISER, PREMIÈRE RÉDUCTION
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Auguste Rodin
BAISER, PREMIÈRE RÉDUCTION

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Auguste Rodin
1840 - 1917
BAISER, PREMIÈRE RÉDUCTION
inscribed Rodin and stamped with the foundry mark F. Barbedienne. Fondeur; numbered 12 and inscribed K on the underside
bronze
height: 28 1/4 in. 71.8 cm.
Conceived in 1886 in a larger size, this reduced size was executed in 1898. The present example was cast between 1910 and 1918.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue critique de l'œuvre sculpté d'Auguste Rodin being prepared by Galerie Brame & Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme LeBlay under archive number 2017-5374B.

Provenance

François Collection, Belgium (sold: Sotheby's, London, December 3, 1980, lot 9)
Private Collection, London (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired by the present owner from the above circa 1983

Literature

Rainer Maria Rilke, Auguste Rodin, London, 1917, pl. 6 (another cast illustrated)
Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1929, no. 114, p. 57 (marble version illustrated)
Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, no. 71 (larger marble version illustrated)
Georges Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, pl. 71 (marble version illustrated)
Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1962, p. 49 (marble version illustrated)
Bernard Champigneuelle, Rodin, London, 1967, nos. 78-79, pp. 162-163 (marble version illustrated)
Robert Descharnes & Jean-François Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, p. 131 (larger marble version illustrated)
Ionel Jianou & Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 100, edition catalogued, pls. 54-55 (marble version illustrated)
Ludwig Goldscheider, Rodin Sculptures, London, 1970, no. 49, p. 121 (marble version illustrated)
John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 77 (marble version illustrated)
Albert E. Elsen, In Rodin's Studio: A Photographic Record of Sculpture in the Making, Oxford, 1980, pls. 108-109 (marble version illustrated), marble version illustrated on the dust jacket
Hélène Pinet, Rodin, sculpteur et les photographes de son temps, Paris, 1985, no. 34, p. 46 (marble version illustrated)
Nicole Barbier, Marbres de Rodin: Collection de Musée Rodin, Paris, 1987, no. 79, p. 185 (marble version illustrated)
Pierre Kjellberg, Les bronzes du XIXe siècle, Paris, 1987, p. 585 (another cast illustrated)
David Finn & Marie Busco, Rodin and his Contemporaries: The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collection, New York, 1991, pp. 60-61 (another cast illustrated)
Albert E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, no. 49, pp. 214-215 (another cast illustrated)
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, p. 160 (another cast illustrated)

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