The work exhibits a variegated green and black patina. There is very minor rubbing to the patina around the base. There is light surface dirt in the crevices. The sculpture is in overall excellent condition. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Height: 33 in.
New York, Charles E. Slatkin Galleries; Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts & traveling, Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917: An Exhibition of Sculptures and Drawings, 1963-65, no. 63, illustrated in the catalogue Roslyn, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island Collects: The Figure & Landscape, 1870's–1980's, 1990, n.n. Roslyn, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Master Artworks from Private Collections, 2005, n.n.
Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 1927, no. 15, illustration of another cast p. 29 Judith Cladel, Rodin: Sa vie glorieuse et inconnue, Paris, 1936, pp. 132-33 & 275 Anita Leslie, Rodin: Immortal Peasant, New York, 1937, p. 304 Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1938, illustration of another cast pp. 16-17 Victor Frisch & Joseph T. Shipley, Auguste Rodin: A Biography, New York, 1939, illustration of another cast fig. 32 Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1944, illustration of another cast pp. 16-17 Edouard Herriot, Rodin, Zurich, 1949, illustration of another cast pp. 78-79 Marcel Aubert, Rodin Sculptures, Paris, 1952, illustration of another cast pp. 14-15 Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1962, illustration of another cast p. 56 Albert E. Elsen, Auguste Rodin, New York, 1963, illustration of another cast pp. 28 & 30 Alan Bowness, Modern Sculpture, London, 1965, illustration of another cast p. 15 Bernard Champigneulle, Rodin, Paris, 1967, illustration of another cast pp. 57-59 Ionel Jianou & Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, illustration of another cast pl. 10 Robert Descharnes & Jean-François Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Paris, 1967, illustration of another cast p. 213; illustration of the plaster version p. 55 Albert E. Elsen, "The Sculpture of Matisse, Part I" in Artforum, September 1968, vol. 7, illustrations of another cast pp. 22-26 William Tucker, The Language of Sculpture, London, 1974, illustration of another cast pp. 144-45 John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, no. 65-1, illustration of another cast p. 365 Yvon Taillandier, Rodin, New York, 1978, illustration of another cast p. 6 Albert E. Elsen, In Rodin's Studio: A Photographic Record of Sculpture in the Making, Ithaca, 1980, illustrations of another cast pls. 132-34 Albert E. Elsen, Purposes of Art, New York, 1981, illustration of another cast p. 345 Hélène Pinet, Rodin: Sculpteur et les photographes de son temps, Paris, 1985, no. 36, illustration of another cast p. 48 Monique Laurent, Rodin, Paris, 1988, illustration of another cast p. 33 Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin: Vie et oeuvre, catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté, 1840-1886, vol. I, Lausanne & Paris, 1989, no. 103a, illustration of another cast p. 131 Dominique Jarrassé, Rodin, la passion du mouvement, Paris, 1993, illustrations of another cast pp. 48-49 Albert E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, New York, 2003, no. 174, illustrations of other versions pp. 546 & 548-50 Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin: Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. II, Paris, 2007, no. S.495, illustrations of other casts pp. 420-22
Museé Rodin, Paris Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York (acquired from the above in May 1963) Acquired from the above on May 17, 1963
Inscribed A. Rodin and with the foundry mark .Georges Rudier..Fondeur.Paris., dated © by Musée Rodin 1960; stamped with the raised signature A. Rodin (on the interior)
Conceived in 1899-1900 and cast in an edition of 8 between 1955-65 by the Georges Rudier foundry; this example cast in September 1960.
Property from the Collection of Helen & Monte Getler
1840 - 1917