PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION, CONNECTICUT
(1840 - 1917)
LA JEUNE MÈRE
Inscribed A. Rodin and with the foundry mark Georges Rudier Fondeur Paris and dated © by Musée Rodin 1955; with the raised signature A. Rodin (on the interior)
Height: 15½ in. (39.3 cm)
Conceived in 1885; this example cast in 1955.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Critique de l'oeuvre sculpté d'Auguste Rodin currently being prepared by the Comité Rodin in collaboration with Galerie Brame & Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive number 2002-218B.
Attractive and varied greenish brown patina. Some surface dirt in the deeper crevices and a few areas of accretion around the female figures feet, in her lap and around the lower portion of the base. One nick to the patina near the back of the elbow of the female figure’s proper left arm. Otherwise fine, this work is in very good condition.
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Musée Rodin, Paris
World House Galleries, New York (acquired from the above in January 1956)
Frederick Loewe, Palm Springs (acquired circa 1958)
Private Collection (by descent from the above in 1988 and sold: Christie's, New York, November 7, 2002, lot 214)
Acquired at the above sale
Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, no. 61, illustration of another cast pl. 61
Robert Descharnes & Jean-François Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1967, illustration of another cast p. 124
John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 17-1, illustration of the plaster version p. 184
Jacques De Caso & Patricia B. Sanders, Rodin's Sculpture: A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection (exhibition catalogue) The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, 1977, no. 12, illustration of the plaster version p. 98
Raphaël Mason & Véronique Mattiussi, Rodin, Paris, 2004, illustration of another cast p. 17