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Auguste Rodin
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PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE MCNAY ART MUSEUM

Auguste Rodin
ÉTUDE POUR "LE SECRET"
Estimation
40 00060 000
Lot. Vendu 56,250 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Auguste Rodin
1840 - 1917
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Inscribed A. Rodin and with the foundry mark A. Rudier Fondeur. Paris.
Bronze
Height: 4 3/4 in.
12.1 cm
Conceived in 1910; this example cast between 1949-52.
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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 2019-6070B.

Provenance

Musée Rodin, Paris
Private Collection, United States
Jeanne & Irving Mathews, San Antonio
A bequest from the above in 2010

Bibliographie

Rodin, The B. Gerald Cantor Collection (exhibition catalogue), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, no. 68, illustration of another cast p. 150
Auguste Rodin, Camille Claudel (exhibition catalogue), Fondation Basil & Elise Goulandris, Musée d'art contemporain, Andros, 1997, no. 57, illustration of another cast n.p.
John L. Tancock, Rodin in Mexico, Collection of European Sculpture from the XIX and XX Centuries (exhibition catalogue), Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, 1997, no. 86, illustration of another cast n.p.
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, illustration of another cast p. 252

Description

To depict the darker side of human expression, Rodin studied cadavers and patients in psychiatric wards, and to depict creativity he modeled the hands of musicians and fellow artists. His ability to convey the explosive emotion of the human form is seen in small scale in the graceful, delicate touch of these hands.

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