RODIN, AUGUSTE (<i>1840-1917, French sculptor</i>)
Lot 210
RODIN, AUGUSTE (1840-1917, French sculptor) PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966),
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RODIN, AUGUSTE (1840-1917, French sculptor)
PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966),
photogravure print, proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature), head and shoulders, 'August Rodin' written in pencil on the mount by Coburn, tipped onto a mount different from the printed version (12½ x 9½ in), extremely fine, slight foxing to left hand side of mount, 9¼ x 6¾ in (23.5 x `7.2 cm), taken for 'Men of Mark', Meudon, 21 April 1906.

Footnotes

  • Coburn recorded about this image: 'at Rodin's studio at Meudon I made a number of portraits of him and also a group of Shaw and Rodin with the bust between them in the process of construction, a really historic picture. After I returned to London I received a further communication from Mr Shaw. He wrote that Rodin the day after I had left remarked that photographers took so long to produce their results - instead of knocking them off in twelve days like a bust - that one lost interest in the sitting. He supposed it would be months and months before you sent him anything.'

    See note on Coburn at the end of the catalogue.
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