Property of a Private Collector

Auguste Rodin

Orpheline Alsacienne, version à la tête penchée

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March 3, 05:01 PM GMT


80,000 - 120,000 GBP

Lot Details


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


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.

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)