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Auguste Rodin

L'Éternel printemps, premier état, taille originale, variante type B

Property from a Private Collection, Los Angeles

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

L'Éternel printemps, premier état, taille originale, variante type B

L'Éternel printemps, premier état, taille originale, variante type B

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Auguste Rodin

1840 - 1917

L'Éternel printemps, premier état, taille originale, variante type B


inscribed with artist's signature; stamped with the foundry mark Alexis Rudier. Fondeur Paris 

bronze

height: 25¼ in.

64.1 cm

Conceived circa 1884; this example likely cast between 1918 and 1923. 


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 2004-560B.

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Musée Rodin, Paris
Tiffany & Co., New York
Emil Winter, Pittsburgh (acquired from the above in the early 1920s)
Parke-Bernet Galleries New York, 17 January 1942, lot 567 (consigned by the estate of the above)
H.W. Briar, Jr. (acquired from the above)
Sidney Fiske Kimball, Philadelphia
Samuel T. Freeman & Co., Philadelphia, 31 January 1956, lot 358 (consigned by the estate of the above)
Harry Ehrens, Inc., New York (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, Los Angeles (acquired from the above on 24 April 1956)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Leonce Bénédite, Rodin, London, 1926, no. 25, illustration of another variation

Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, no. 69, p. 42, illustration of another variation

Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1929, no. 87, illustration of another variation

Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1931, no. 135, illustration of another variation

Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1938, no. 100, illustration of another variation

Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, no. 113, p. 56, illustration of another variation

Rene Descharnes and Jean-Francois Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, pp. 134-135, illustration of another variation

John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 32a, pp. 241-245, illustration of the plaster version

Albert E. Elsen, In Rodin's Studio, A Photographic Record of Sculpture in the Making, New York, 1980, pl. 48, pp. 14, 28-29 & 171, illustration of the clay version

David Finn and Marie Busco, Rodin and His Contemporaries, The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collection, New York, 1991, p. 238 & p. 227, illustration of another variation

Albert E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, fig. 414, pp. 494-496, illustration of another variation 

Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin: Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, S.989, p. 331-337, illustration of another cast