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Auguste Rodin
1840 - 1917
inscribed A. Rodin, dated ©Musée Rodin 1959, and inscribed with the foundry mark Georges Rudier. Fondeur. Paris; stamped with the raised signature A. Rodin on the underside
height: 33.3cm., 13 1/8in.
Conceived before 1899. This example cast in February 1959.
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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 2013-4266B.


Musée Rodin, Paris
Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London (acquired from the above in 1961)
Arnold Lionel Haskell, London & Bath
Roma Fairley (a gift from the above circa 1960)
Private Collection (by descent from the above)
Private Collection, New York (acquired in 2013; sale: Sotheby's New York, 8th May 2014, lot 148)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner


Robert Descharnes & Jean-François Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, New York, 1967, illustration of another cast p. 140
Rodin en 1900, L'exposition de l'Alma (exhibition catalogue), Musée du Luxembourg, 2001, illustration of the plaster p. 77
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, no. S.487, illustration of another cast p. 356

Catalogue Note

The present work is one of only three known casts of this subject and the only example cast by Georges Rudier. One of the other examples, cast by Alexis Rudier, is in the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia.

Erotic: Passion & Desire