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Baiser, Moyen Modèle Dit "Taille De La Porte" - Modèle Avec Base Simplifiée by AUGUSTE RODIN

AUGUSTE RODIN

(FRENCH, 1840 - 1917)

Baiser, Moyen Modèle Dit "Taille De La Porte" - Modèle Avec Base Simplifiée , 1885

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Materials:

bronze with brown patina with red undertones

Measurements:

34.02 in. (86.40 cm.) (height)

Edition:

1 of 3

Description:

one of three casts by Griffoul & Lorge between 1888-1890 this example cast in July 1890

Markings:

signed, inscribed and numbered 'Rodin au docteur Vivier 1ère épreuve' (on the back of the base)

Literature:

J. Cladel, Rodin, sa vie glorieuse, sa vie inconnue, Paris, 1936, pp. 231-232. G. Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, no. 166, p. 58 (marble version illustrated). G. Grappe, Le Musée Rodin, Paris, 1947, no. 71, p. 142 (marble version illustrated pl. 71). C. Goldscheider, Rodin, sa vie, son oeuvre, son héritage, Paris, 1962, p. 49 (marble version illustrated in situ). A. E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, pp. 62 & 218 (another cast illustrated p. 63). B. Champigneulle, Rodin, London, 1967, nos. 78-79, p. 282 (marble version illustrated pp. 162-163). R. Descharnes & J.-F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, p. 130 (marble version illustrated p. 131; the marble version illustrated in situ p. 191). I. Jianou & C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, p. 100 (marble version illustrated pls. 54-55). L. Goldscheider, Rodin Sculptures, London, 1970, no. 49, p. 121 (marble version illustrated pl. 49). J. L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 77 (marble version illustrated in situ). J. de Caso & P. B. Sanders, Rodin's Sculpture: A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection, San Francisco, 1977, no. 22, pp. 149-152 (another cast illustrated pp. 149-150). Exh. cat., Auguste Rodin 1840-1917, New York, 1981, pp. 38 & 48 (illustrated pp. 7 & 38). Exh. cat., The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: Reductions and Enlargements, New York, 1983, n.p. (another cast illustrated n.p.). N. Barbier, Marbres de Rodin: Collection du musée, Paris, 1987, no. 79, p. 184 (marble version illustrated p. 185; detail of marble version illustrated p. 187). F. V. Grunfeld, Rodin, A Biography, New York, 1987, pp. 187-90, 221-222, 260, 262, 275-276, 281-282, 342, 373-374, 400, 457 & 577. M. Busco, Rodin and His Contemporaries: The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collection, New York, 1991, pp. 60 & 229 (another cast illustrated pp. 60 & 62; details of another cast illustrated pp. 61 & 63). R. Butler, Rodin: The Shape of Genius, New Haven & London, 1996, pp. 229 & 316 (plaster & marble versions illustrated). J. A. Schmoll gen. Eisenwerth, Rodin and Camille Claudel, Munich, 1999, pp. 48 & 126 (marble version illustrated p. 49). R. Butler & S. G. Lindsay, European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century, New York, 2000, p. 326 (marble & plaster versions illustrated p. 329). I. Ross & A. Snow, Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, London, 2001, no. 83, pp. 104 & 176 (another cast illustrated p. 105). A. E. Elsen & R. F. Jamison, Rodin's Art: The Rodin Collection of The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center, New York, 2003, no. 48, pp. 207-213 (another cast illustrated pp. 207, 208 & 210; marble version illustrated in situ pp. n.p. & 210). Exh. cat., Rodin, London, 2006, no. 78, p. 225 (the plaster illustrated pp. 74, 75 & 225). A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, p. 159 (another cast illustrated; marble version illustrated p. 163).

Provenance:

Dr Paul Vivier, Paris, a gift from the artist, circa July 1890. (Possibly) M. Guibal, Paris, by descent from the above. Tiffany & Co., New York. Emil Winter, Pittsburgh; his estate sale, Parke Bernett Galleries, New York, 15-17 January 1942, lot 536. Willa Ahl Winter, Pittsburgh, by whom possibly acquired at the above sale. Harold B. Weinstein, New York, by whom acquired from the above in January 1960, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, New York, 8 May 2000, lot 26. Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.

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