French Sculpture Census

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

Maker: Rudier, Alexis

Alphonse Legros
Alphonse Legros [Museum's Title: Alphonse Legros (1837-1911)]

modeled 1881-1882
bronze

head
17 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 9 3/16
left side of neck and in interior: A. Rodin
back of neck: Alexis Rudier / Fondeur Paris

Acc. No. : 1943.1142
Credit Line : Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.1142

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Art Museums

www.harvardartmuseums.org

Provenance

  • 1882, modeled and cast
  • 1910, from August Rodin to Achille Segard by exchange with a cast of Ugolino by Carpeaux
  • Paris, private collector
  • 1929, sold to Grenville L. Winthrop, through Martin Birnbaum, for Fr 25,000
  • 1943, bequest of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, New York, to the Fogg Art Museum

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, January 24, 2013
  • 1939 Grappe
    Georges Grappe, Rodin, New York, Oxford University Press, 1939, no. 26, p. 144, repr.
  • 1967 Jianou, Goldscheider
    Ionel Jianou and Cecile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, Arted, 1967, p. 94
  • 1976 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, David R. Godine/Philadephia Museum of Art, 1976, p. 494
  • 1981 Elsen
    Albert Edward Elsen, Rodin Rediscovered, exh. cat., Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1981, p. 191
  • 1987 Beausire
    Alain Beausire, ed., Correspondance de Rodin III 1908-1912, Paris, Editions du Musée Rodin, 1987, p. 113
  • 1992 Figueiredo
    Maria Rosa Figueiredo, Catalogo de Escultura Europeia vol. I, A Escultura Francesa, Lisbon, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, 1992, no. 58, p. 234
  • 1995 Tahinci
    Anna Tahinci, "Le Portrait Masculin chez Rodin", Unpublished, 1995, p. 187
  • 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 : "Fonte Alexis Rudier, dont plusieurs sans marque [...] Cambridge, Mass. Fogg Art Museum, legs Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943"
  • 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: "The first cast may correspond to one of the unmarked bronzes now in Cambridge (Mass.), Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943, or (...)" (error because this cast is marked Alexis Rudier)

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