1840 - 1917年
LE PENSEUR, PETIT MODÈLE
inscribed with the signature A. Rodin and with the foundry mark ALEXIS RUDIER Fondeur Paris; stamped with the signature A. Rodin on the interior
Height: 14 3/4 in. 37.6 cm.
Conceived circa 1880-81; this reduction was conceived in 1903 and the present example was cast between 1905-14.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Critique de l'oeuvre sculpté d'Auguste Rodin being currently prepared by the Comité Rodin in collaboration with Galerie Brame & Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive number 2019-5950B.
Howard Young Galleries, New York
Mr. Ralph Harman Booth, Grosse Pointe (a gift from the above in 1926)
Mr. John Lord Booth, Grosse Pointe (acquired by descent from the above)
Thence by descent to the present owner
George Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1929, nos. 167-169, pp. 73-74, illustrated (another cast illustrated)
George Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, p. 40, illustrated (plaster version illustrated)
Henri Martinie, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1949, no. 19, illustrated (another cast illustrated)
Albert E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, pp. 25, 52 & 53, illustrated (other casts illustrated)
Ionel Jianou & Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 88 (edition catalogued); pl. 11, illustrated (another cast illustrated)
John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 111-120, (edition catalogued and other casts illustrated)
Albert E. Elsen (ed.), Rodin Rediscovered, Washington, D.C., 1981, p. 67, illustrated (clay version illustrated)
Albert E. Elsen, The Gates of Hell by Auguste Rodin, Stanford, 1985, figs. 50 & 60, pp. 56 & 71, illustrated (clay version illustrated)
Hélène Pinet, Rodin Sculpteur et les photographes de son temps, Paris, 1985, pp. 80-83, illustrated (other casts illustrated)
Antoinette le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, pp. 584-94, illustrated (other casts illustrated)