Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) Eternel printemps, second état, 1ère réduction  66.2 x 83 x 41cm (26 1/16 x 32 11/16 x 16 1/8in). (Conceived in 1884, this bronze version executed in this size in 1898, the present work cast between 1905 and 1907) Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) Eternel printemps, second état, 1ère réduction  66.2 x 83 x 41cm (26 1/16 x 32 11/16 x 16 1/8in). (Conceived in 1884, this bronze version executed in this size in 1898, the present work cast between 1905 and 1907)
AUGUSTE RODIN (FRENCH, 1840-1917)
Eternel printemps Sold for a World Record Price £938,500 4 February 2016 Bonhams London "The work received interest from all over the world"

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The success of this sale culminating in a world record price for this subject and state by Rodin, was built on three important premises: our long standing relationship with the vendor; the impeccable provenance with an unbroken chain dating back to 1910; and the exceptional quality of the bronze.
Rodin is such a central artist to our area, and so to have the opportunity to offer such a rare (it had a very unusual bi-tonal patina) and enchanting example of the Eternel Printemps was an unforgettable experience. The work received global interest, including a museum that already holds a collection of very important Rodins: this was testament to the beauty and quality of the example we sold.

India Phillips
Director, Impressionist & Modern Art

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