Impressionist & Modern Art / AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917) Buste de la Pleureuse, premiere version, dit aussi 'Grand buste de la Pleureuse' 12 1/8 in (30.8 cm) (height) (Conceived circa 1889. This bronze version cast, likely by the Francois Rudier foundry, circa 1900-1905)
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AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917)
signed 'Rodin' (on the back)
bronze with dark brown patina
12 1/8 in (30.8 cm) (height)
Conceived circa 1889. This bronze version cast, likely by the François Rudier foundry, circa 1900-1905
This work will be included in the forthcoming Auguste Rodin catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté, currently being prepared by the Comité Auguste Rodin at Galerie Brame & Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay.
Eugène Rudier Collection, Le Vésinet (possibly acquired before 1940).
Meheust Collection (a gift from the above).
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 16, 1964, lot 159D.
Galerie de l'Ile de France (Gianna Sistu), Paris (acquired at the above sale).
Feingarten Galleries, Los Angeles (acquired from the above in June 1967).
Henry Mancini Collection, Los Angeles (acquired from the above before 1970).
Thence by descent to the present owners.
J. L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 180 (another cast illustrated p. 179).
J. de Caso & P.B. Sanders, Rodin's Sculpture, A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco & Tokyo, 1977 (other versions illustrated pp. 184-189).
A. Lajoix, 'Auguste Rodin et les arts du feu' in Revue de l'Art, vol. CXVI, Paris, 1997 (another cast illustrated p. 82).
A. Le Normand-Romain (ed.), Rodin en 1900, L'exposition de l'Alma, exh. cat., Paris, 2001 (plaster version illustrated p. 66 & another version illustrated p. 93).
A. Le Normand-Romain, Rodin, la porte de l'enfer, Paris, 2002 (plaster version illustrated p. 66 & another version illustrated p. 51).
M.-P. Delclaux, Rodin, éclats de vie, Paris, 2003 (ceramic version illustrated p. 59).
A. E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003 (another cast & another version illustrated p. 235).
A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, no. S.516 (another cast illustrated pp. 596-598).
Please note the edition size for this lifetime cast is not specified.