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Auguste Rodin

Age d’Airain, petit modèle ou deuxième réduction

Estimate:

600,000

to
- 800,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, New York

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

Age d’Airain, petit modèle ou deuxième réduction

Age d’Airain, petit modèle ou deuxième réduction

Estimate:

600,000

to
- 800,000 USD

Starting bid:

480,000

USD

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

7 days, 2 hours

7 days, 2 hours

May 14, 02:52 PM (GMT)

May 14, 02:52 PM (GMT)

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Property from an Important Private Collection, New York

Auguste Rodin

1840 - 1917

Age d’Airain, petit modèle ou deuxième réduction


Inscribed A. Rodin and with the foundry mark Alexis Rudier. Fondeur. Paris.; stamped with the raised signature A. Rodin (on the underside)

Bronze

Height (including base): 25 ⅛ in. (63.8 cm)

Conceived in 1875-77; this reduced size conceived in November 1904 and this example cast in 1917 by the Alexis 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 2021-6354B.

Variegated black-brown patina. Some light surface dust and light accretions in the crevices. Faint inscription 'Rodin' on the inherent bronze base, not original to the work. Light rubbing to the extremities of the bronze. A few surface scratches to the proper left arm. A few areas of abrasion to the patina along the proper left side of the figure's thigh, areas of his back and the proper left side of the figure's lower torso. This sculpture is in good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Please note that the present cast was executed in October-November 1917, and was likely completed during the artist’s lifetime.
Musée Rodin, Paris
Galerie Haussmann (Gustave Danthon), Paris (acquired from the above in December 1917)
Private Collection, France
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 12, 1939, lot 95
Alphonse Bellier, Paris
Jean-Claude Bellier, Paris (by descent from the above)
Stephen Hahn, New York (acquired from the above in December 1980)
Thence by descent
Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1929, no. 20, illustration of the plaster p. 31
Marcel Aubert, Rodin Sculptures, Paris, 1952, illustrations of another cast pp. 11-13
Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1962, illustrations of another cast pp. 54-55
Albert E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, illustration of another cast p. 20
Ionel Jianou & Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, illustrations of another cast pls. 6 & 7
John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, illustrations of another cast pp. 343 & 345
Cécile Goldscheider, Auguste Rodin, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, vol. I, Lausanne, 1989, no. 95d, illustrations of other casts pp. 114-17
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, illustrations of other casts pp. 121-28