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Auguste Rodin

Age d’Airain (moyen modele or 1st réduction)

Lot Closed

March 26, 12:35 PM GMT


350,000 - 450,000 GBP

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Property from the Louis J. C. Tan Collection

Auguste Rodin

1840 - 1917

Age d’Airain (moyen modele or 1st réduction)

inscribed A. Rodin,© by Musée Rodin 1956 and stamped with the foundry mark Georges Rudier Fondeur, Paris


Height: 104cm., 41in.

Conceived in 1875-76. This reduced size conceived in 1903-1904 and cast in bronze in three editions between 1913 and 1971; this work cast in 1956 by the Georges Rudier Foundry in an unnumbered edition of 19.

This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Critique de l’œuvre 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 2021-6313B.

Musée Rodin, Paris
Mme Jean Schlumberger, Paris (acquired in September 1957)
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Étude Morelle-Charbonneaux, 18th February 1981
Mme de Rybeiro, Liechtenstein (purchased at the above sale)
Mr Harry Krampf, Paris (sold: Sotheby's, New York, 30th June 1981, lot 24)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1929, no. 20, plaster illustrated p. 31
Marcel Aubert, Rodin Sculptures, Paris, 1952, larger version illustrated pp. 11-13
Cecile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1962, another cast illustrated pp. 54-55
Albert E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, another cast illustrated p. 20
lonel Jianou & Cecile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967 illustration of a larger cast, pp. 6-7
Robert Descharnes & Jean-François Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1967, another cast illustrated pp.53-54
Athena Tacha Spear, Rodin Sculpture, Cleveland, 1967, no. VII, another cast illustrated pp.94-95 and p. 38
John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, larger version illustrated pp. 343 & 345
Cecile Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre sculpte, Lausanne, 1989, vol. I, no. 95d, another cast illustrated p. 116 
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, another cast illustrated pp. 121-28