4 November 2009
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Torse de l'Aube
signed and numbered 'A. Rodin No 6/8' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark and dated 'c BY MUSEE Rodin 2000 E. GODARD Fondr' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.)
Length: 7 in. (17.8 cm.)
Conceived circa 1900; this bronze version cast in 2000
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Coskun Fine Art, London (acquired from the above, 2002).
Private collection, Pennsylvania (acquired from the above, 2002).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. I, p. 143, no. S. 6664 (another cast illustrated).
London, Nevill Keating Pictures, Rodin, June 2005.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Auguste Rodin catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté currently being prepared by the Comité Rodin at Galerie Brame et Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive number 2005V730B.
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