Sculpture of nude girl ascribed to Rodin, bronze (with an envelope of provenance)
Lot 15
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Mouvement de danse, étude type D
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Lot Details
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Mouvement de danse, étude type D
signed and numbered 'A.Rodin/2/12' (on base of the right foot)
bronze with green and brown patina
33 x 9.7cm (13 x 3 13/16in).
Conceived circa 1911 and cast in 1953 by the Georges Rudier Foundry


    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London.
    Private collection, United Kingdom, acquired November 1953.

    Aldeburgh, The Moot Hall, Roland, Browse & Delbanco, Aldeburgh Festival, 19-28 June, 1959, no.29.
    London, Roland, Browse & Delbanco Gallery, Rodin. A selection from the exhibition 'Rodin Unknown, Louvre', July-August, 1963.

    This bronze will be included in the archives for 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 Monsieur Jérôme Le Blay under the archive no.2011-3437B.

    According to the available information, the the first cast of the work was created by the Musée Rodin from the Alexis Rudier foundry in 1952. Twelve examples were then later cast from the Georges Rudier foundry between 1952 and 1956. One may note that the foundry stamps and numbering witnessed on the various studies within the Mouvement de danse are particulary irregular as they pertain to the specific wish of the fondeur. The various studies of the Mouvement de danse were not cast in bronze before 1950, it was at this time that the Musée Rodin rediscovered the original clay maquettes in their storage.
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