French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Rodin Museum, Philadelphia
artist © : public domain

RODIN, Auguste
Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Rudier, Alexis

Alphonse Legros
Alphonse Legros

modeled 1881-1882, cast c. 1925
bronze

head
12 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 9
right side of neck: A. Rodin
back of neck, center: Alexis RUDIER / Fondeur PARIS.
inside, in relief: A Rodin

Acc. No. : F1929-7-53
Credit Line : Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rodin Museum/Philadelphia Museum of Art

www.rodinmuseum.org

Provenance

  • 1925, 16 February, part of Jules E. Mastbaum's second purchase order from the Musée Rodin, Paris
  • 1929, bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum

Bibliography

  • 1929 Watkins
    Fridolyn G. Watkins, Rodin Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Rodin Museum, 1929, p. 17, no.53
  • 1969 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, Rodin Museum: Handbook, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1969, no. 76
  • 1976 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, David R. Godine, 1976, p. 493-495, repr.
  • 2007 Le Normand-Romain (français)
    Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, avec la collaboration d'Hélène Marraud et Diane Tytgat, introductions par Dr. Ruth Butler et Mr. Régis Cusinberche, Les Bronzes de Rodin. Catalogue des œuvres au Musée Rodin, 2 volumes, Paris, Musée Rodin / Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 481-482, Alphonse Legros, 1881-1882, cet exemplaire est cité p. 481 : "Philadelphie Museum, deuxième commande de Jules Mastbaum, 1925"
  • 2007 Le Normand-Romain (English)
    Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, with the collaboration of Hélène Marraud and Diane Tytgat, introductions by Dr. Ruth Butler and Mr. Régis Cusinberche, The Bronzes of Rodin. Catalogue of works in the Musée Rodin, 2 volumes, English version, Paris, Musée Rodin / Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 481-482, Alphonse Legros, 1881-1882, this copy is mentioned p. 481: "Philadelphia Museum, second commission from Jules Mastbaum, 1925"

Exhibition

  • 1926 Philadelphia
    Exhibit of the Rodin Museum of Philadelphia, Jules E. Mastbaum Foundation, Philadelphia, Sesquicentennial Exposition, 1926, no. 1716