French Sculpture Census

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

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

Andromède
Andromeda

modeled before 1886?, carved 1886
marble

statuette
11 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 9
on front of base: A Mon AMI / R MARX / Rodin

Acc. No. : F1929-7-82
Credit Line : Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rodin Museum/Philadelphia Museum of Art

www.rodinmuseum.org

Provenance

  • probably c. 1886, gift of the artist to Roger Marx (1859-1913)
  • 1886, exhibition Galerie Georges Petit (?)
  • 1914, 11-12 May, Paris, offered for sale by Galerie Manzi Joyant, lot 252, apparently bought in
  • his son Claude Roger-Marx (1888-1977)
  • 1926, 14 March, sold on his behalf by the dealer F. & J. Tempelaere, Paris, to Jules Mastbaum, Philadelphia
  • 1929, bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum

Bibliography

  • 1929 Watkins
    Fridolyn G. Watkins, Rodin Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Rodin Museum, 1929, p. 21 no. 82
  • 1969 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, Rodin Museum: Handbook, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1969, no. 34
  • 1976 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, David R. Godine, 1976, p. 253-256
  • 2003 Elsen
    Albert E. Elsen, Rosalyn Frankel Jamison, Rodin's Art: The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, Oxford University Press, 2003, p. 507-508
  • 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. 1, pp.132-133, Andromède, avant 1886 ?, cet exemplaire est cité p. 132 : "(H.30; L. 26; Pr. 23 cm; dédicacé A mon ami R. Marx Rodin sur un grand cartel sur le rocher) : Philadelphie, Rodin Museum, acq. Jules Mastbaum, 1925 (coll. Roger Marx, 1926 [?]; exp. Paris, galerie Georges Petit, 1886 [?], vente Roger Marx, Paris galerie Manzi-Joyant, 11-12 mai 1914, n°252)"
  • 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. 1, pp.132-133, Andromeda, before 1886?, this copy is mentioned p. 132: "(30; 26; 23; with dedication A mon ami R. Marx Rodin on a large cartel on the rock): Philadelphia, Rodin Museum, acq. Jules Mastbaum, 1925 (Roger Marx Coll., 1926 [?]; exh. Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 1886 [?], Roger Marx sale, Paris Galerie Manzi-Joyant, 11-12 May 1914, no. 252)"

Exhibition

  • 1926 Philadelphia
    Exhibit of the Rodin Museum of Philadelphia, Jules E. Mastbaum Foundation, Philadelphia, Sesquicentennial Exposition, 1926, no. 1711, as "Nude Woman, Dedicated to Roger Marx"