Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) Trois faunesses 24 x 29.3 x 16.4cm (9 7/16 x 11 9/16 x 6 7/16in). (Conceived circa 1896, this bronze version cast by Alexis Rudier circa 1920)

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Lot 13*
Auguste Rodin
(French, 1840-1917)
Trois faunesses 24 x 29.3 x 16.4cm (9 7/16 x 11 9/16 x 6 7/16in).

Sold for £ 146,500 (US$ 182,870) inc. premium
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Trois faunesses
signed 'A. Rodin' (underneath the forearms of the left figure)
bronze with black and greenish-blue patina
24 x 29.3 x 16.4cm (9 7/16 x 11 9/16 x 6 7/16in).
Conceived circa 1896, this bronze version cast by Alexis Rudier circa 1920

Footnotes

  • 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, under archive number 2015-4816B.

    Provenance
    Musée Rodin, Paris, circa 1920.
    Feingarten Galleries, Los Angeles (acquired from the above).
    Sam Weisbord Collection, Los Angeles.
    Private collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1978).

    Literature
    G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1927, no. 62 (plaster version illustrated p. 40).
    R. Descharnes & J.-F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, London, 1967 (titled 'Three nymphs - the three graces dancing', plaster version illustrated p. 244).
    L. Goldscheider, Rodin sculptures, Leicester, 1970, pl. 23 (plaster version illustrated).
    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, catalogue of works in the Musée Rodin, Vol. I, Paris, 2007, no. S.6724 (another cast illustrated p. 359).
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