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Auguste Rodin

Bon Génie, taille originale ou petit modèle dit aussi "Jeune Fille confiant son secret à Isis" ou "Le secret"

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Property of a Private Collection, Florida

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

Bon Génie, taille originale ou petit modèle dit aussi "Jeune Fille confiant son secret à Isis" ou "Le secret"

Bon Génie, taille originale ou petit modèle dit aussi "Jeune Fille confiant son secret à Isis" ou "Le secret"

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Lot sold:

94,500

USD

Property of a Private Collection, Florida

Auguste Rodin

1840 - 1917

Bon Génie, taille originale ou petit modèle dit aussi "Jeune Fille confiant son secret à Isis" ou "Le secret"


Inscribed Rodin

Bronze

Height: 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)

Conceived in 1895; this example cast in 1895 by the François Rudier Foundry, Paris. 


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 2009-2466B.

Variegated brown patina. Some surface dust and dirt in deeper crevices. Some rubbing to the extremities of the bronze. Two light scratches measuring half-inch in length on the kneeling figure's proper right thigh. The work is in good condition.


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Joseph Peytel, Paris (acquired from the artist in 1896)
André Peytel, Paris (by descent from the above in 1924)
Jacqueline Caudrelier-Benac, Paris (by descent from the above before 1965)
Dominion Gallery, Montreal (acquired from the above in 1967)
Private Collection, Illinois (acquired from the above in November 1967)
Acquired from the above in 2002
Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, no. 310, illustration of another cast p. 105
Athena Tacha Spear, Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1967, no. 19, illustration of the marble version p. 77 & of other casts pp. 76 & 78
John Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 56, illustration of the plaster version p. 315
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, illustration of another cast p. 469