LE BAISER, 3ÈME RÉDUCTION
Auguste RodinLE BAISER, 3ÈME RÉDUCTION
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Auguste Rodin

LE BAISER, 3ÈME RÉDUCTION

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD

Auguste Rodin

LE BAISER, 3ÈME RÉDUCTION

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD
Lot sold:403,200USD

Description

AUGUSTE RODIN

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 

bronze

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.

Condition report

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.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance

Leaventritt Collection, New York
By whom sold, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 25 January 1961, lot 36
There acquired

Literature

G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris 1927, reproduction of the marble version p. 47
G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris 1947, reproduction of the marble version pl. 71
C. Goldscheider, Rodin, sa vie, son oeuvre, son héritage, Paris 1962, reproduction of the marble version
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, London 1963, reproduction of another cast p. 63
B. Champigneulle, Rodin, London 1967, reproduction of the marble version pp. 162-63
R. Descharnes & J.F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne 1967, reproduction of the marble version pls. 54-55
I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris 1967, reproduction of the marble version pls. 54-55
L. Goldscheider, Rodin Sculptures, London 1970, reproduction of the marble version p. 121
J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia 1976, reproduction of the marble version p. 77
J. de Caso & P. Sanders, Rodin's Sculpture, A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection, San Francisco 1977, reproduction of another cast p. 150
N. Barbier, Marbres de Rodin, collection du musée, Paris 1987, reproductions of the marble version pp. 185 & 187
A. Le Normand-Romain, Le Baiser de Rodin/The Kiss by Rodin, Paris 1995, reproduction of another cast fig. 3
A. Le Normand-Romain, Rodin, Paris 1997, reproduction of the terracotta version p. 48
A.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, reproduction of another cast pp. 214-15
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris 2007, no. S. 2393, reproductions of other casts pp. 158-63