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Auguste Rodin

Orpheline Alsacienne, version à la tête penchée

Property of a Private Collector

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

Orpheline Alsacienne, version à la tête penchée

Orpheline Alsacienne, version à la tête penchée

Property of a Private Collector

Auguste Rodin

1840 - 1917

Orpheline Alsacienne, version à la tête penchée


inscribed A. RODIN and bears the apocryphal inscription 98

terracotta

height (not including base): 29.5cm., 11⅝in.

height: (including base): 37.5cm., 14¾in.

Conceived in 1870 and cast at a later date, before 1900. 


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 2015-4587B.

The work is mounted to a marble base which has a few scattered chips. Inspection under UV light reveals a few small areas of fluorescence corresponding to possible restoration. There are a few minor losses and light surface scratches to the terracotta glazing. There are some small nicks and chips to the figure's scarf. There is some light surface dirt. This work is in overall 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.

Taxile Doat, France 

Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 25th March 1982, lot 56

Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 15th December 1982, lot 67

Private Collection, France (purchased at the above sale) 

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1988

Vers l'age d'arain. Rodin en Belgique (exhibition catalogue), Musée Rodin, Paris, 1997, mentioned p. 113 (with incorrect cataloguing)

Cécile Goldscheider, Catalogue raisonné de l' œuvre sculpté, Paris, 1989, vol. I, no. 35, illustrated p. 59 (as dating from 1869)