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Auguste Rodin

Le Baiser, deuxième réduction

Property From a Private European Collection | Provenant d'une Collection Particulière Européenne

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

Le Baiser, deuxième réduction

Le Baiser, deuxième réduction

Property From a Private European Collection

Auguste Rodin

1840 - 1917

Le Baiser, deuxième réduction


signed Rodin, stamped with the foundry mark F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR and stamped 0 0 0; stamped 541 and inscribed in ink 63964 guls (in the interior)

bronze

height: 59,5 cm; 23⅜ in.

Conceived in 1886, this reduction in 1904, and cast in bronze between 1904 and 1918 in an edition of between 65 and 68 examples; this example cast in bronze in February 1906.


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 2021-6314B.

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Provenant d'une Collection Particulière Européenne

Auguste Rodin

1840 - 1917

Le Baiser, deuxième réduction


signé Rodin, porte la marque du fondeur F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR et porte la marque 0 0 0; porte la marque 541 et inscrit à l'encre 63964 guls (à l'intérieur)

bronze

hauteur : 59,5 cm; 23⅜ in.

Conçu en 1886, cette version réduite en 1904, et fondu en bronze entre 1904 et 1918 dans une édition entre 65 et 68 exemplaires, cette épreuve fondue en bronze en février 1906.


Cette œuvre sera incluse au Catalogue Critique de l'oeuvre sculpté d'Auguste Rodin actuellement en préparation par la Galerie Brame & Lorenceau sous la direction de Jérôme Le Blay sous le numéro d'archives 2021-6314B.

Brown-green patina. There is some minor wear to the most protruding elements, notably to the man’s right hand and along the extreme edges. There is a dot of patina loss to the man’s bottom and a smaller one to the middle of his back. There is some superficial dust and some minor verdigris in the crevices. There are a few dots of white accretions in places to the rock. This work is in overall very 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Etablissements Leblanc-Barbedienne, Paris

Private collection, France

Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris

Galerie Fabius Frères, Paris (probabbly acquired from the above circa 1995)

Private collection, Europe (acquired from the above in November 1995)

Thence by descent to the present owner

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Etablissements Leblanc-Barbedienne, Paris

Collection particulière, France

Galerie Albert Benamou, Paris

Galerie Fabius Frères, Paris (probablement acquis auprès du précédent vers 1995)

Collection particulière, Europe (acquis auprès du précédent en novembre 1995)

Puis par descendance au propriétaire actuel

Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, marble version illustrated p. 47

Georges Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, marble version illustrated pl. 71

Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, sa vie, son œuvre, son héritage, Paris, 1962, marble version illustrated np.

Albert E. Elsen, Rodin, London, 1963, another version illustrated p. 63

Bernard Champigneulle, Rodin, London, 1967, marble version illustrated pp. 162-63

Robert Descharnes & Jean François Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, marble version illustrated pl. 54-55

Ionel Jianou & Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, marble version illustrated pl. 54-55

Ludwig Goldscheider, Rodin Sculptures, London, 1970, marble version illustrated p. 121

John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, version en marbre reproduite p. 77

Jacques de Caso & Patricia Sanders, Rodin's Sculpture, A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1977, another version illustrated p. 150

Nicole Barbier, Marbres de Rodin, collection du musée, Paris, 1987, marble version illustrated pp. 185 & 187

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Le Baiser de Rodin/The Kiss by Rodin, Paris, 1995, another version illustrated fig. 3

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Rodin, Paris, 1997, terracotta version illustrated p. 48

Albert 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, another version illustrated pp. 214-15

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, no. S.776, another version illustrated p. 161

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Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, version en marbre reproduite p. 47

Georges Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, version en marbre reproduite pl. 71

Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, sa vie, son œuvre, son héritage, Paris, 1962, version en marbre reproduite np.

Albert E. Elsen, Rodin, Londres, 1963, autre version reproduite p. 63

Bernard Champigneulle, Rodin, Londres, 1967, version en marbre reproduite pp. 162-63

Robert Descharnes & Jean François Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, version en marbre reproduite pl. 54-55

Ionel Jianou & Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, version en marbre reproduite pl. 54-55

Ludwig Goldscheider, Rodin Sculptures, Londres, 1970, version en marbre reproduite p. 121

John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphie, 1976, version en marbre reproduite p. 77

Jacques de Caso & Patricia Sanders, Rodin's Sculpture, A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1977, autre version reproduite p. 150

Nicole Barbier, Marbres de Rodin, collection du musée, Paris, 1987, version en marbre reproduite pp. 185 & 187

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Le Baiser de Rodin/The Kiss by Rodin, Paris, 1995, autre version reproduite fig. 3

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Rodin, Paris, 1997, version en terre cuite reproduite p. 48

Albert 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, autre version reproduite pp. 214-15

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, no. S.776, autre version reproduite p. 161