1840 – 1917
LE BAISER, 3ÈME RÉDUCTION
inscribed Rodin and stamped with the foundry mark F. Barbedienne. Fondeur; numbered 16 and inscribed on the interior with the letter K
height: 15 1/2 in.; 39.4 cm
conceived in 1886, this reduction conceived in 1901; this example cast between 1910-18 by the Barbedienne 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 2020-6208B.
Dark brown patina. Some surface dust and dirt in deeper crevices. Some rubbing to the patina on the extremities. Small accretion on the proper right side of the male figure's back. The work is in good condition.
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