bronze with reddish-brown patina
9.72 in. (24.70 cm.) (height)
Conceived in 1884 (and in this reduced size in 1898); this bronze version cast between 1905 and 1910
signed 'Rodin' (on the right side of the base); inscribed with the foundry mark 'F. BARBEDIENNE Fondeur' (on the left side of the base) and workshop assistant stamps 'VL' and 'M' (to the interior and the rim of the base)
L. Maillard, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1899. no. 16 (another version illustrated). G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, no. 113 (another cast illustrated). R. Descharnes & J.-F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, London, 1967, p. 134 (another cast illustrated). I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, pl. 56-57 (another cast illustrated). B. Champigneulle, Rodin, Paris, 1967, no. 34 (another version illustrated). J. L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, nos. 32a, 32b, 32-4 (other casts illustrated pp. 242, 243, 246). A. E. Elsen, Rodin Rediscovered, Washington D.C., 1981, fig. 3.13 (another version illustrated). A. E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, New York, 2003, no. 413 (other casts illustrated pp. 494, 495, 496). D. Finn & M. Busco, Rodin and His Contemporaries: The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collection, New York, 1991 (another cast illustrated). A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Vol. I, Paris, 2007, no. S. 777, p. 334 (other casts illustrated).
Private collection, Amsterdam. Anonymous sale, Bonhams, London, 3 February 2015, lot 7. Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.