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November 1924, 2022
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LOT 17

Lot 17

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Lot 17 Details
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), French


bronze with green shaded patina
signed and numbered "A, Rodin / Nº1" and "© by musée Rodin 1962" on the back of the left base and with the foundry mark "Georges Rudier/Fondeur Paris" on the back of the base.

This sculpture was conceived in 1885 and was cast in 1962.

According to the research conducted by the Comité Rodin, 13 examples were cast, one before 1952 and the other 12 in 1962 including this one numbered 1 of 12.
12.75 x 10.75 x 9.25 in — 32.4 x 27.3 x 23.5 cm

Estimate $25,000-$35,000

Realised: $24,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Musée Rodin, Paris;
Charles Slatkin Galleries, New York & Toronto, acquired from the above in December 1964;
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, ON (presumably);
Private Collection, Toronto, ON, acquired from the above in the 1980s


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 with the archive number "2022-6617B." The certificate of authenticity from the Comité Rodin will be delivered to the buyer.


The work’s intended collector, Antony Roux, favoured Rodin’s female models with their strongly expressed sensuality and therefore commissioned this bronze from the sculptor.


Good overall condition.
A wonderful bronze, the first of 12 cast in 1962.

LOT 17

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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