French Sculpture Census

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

Exécutant: Rudier, Georges

Balzac, deuxième étude pour le nu F dit en athlète
Balzac, Second Study for Nude F, know as an Athlete [Museum's Title: Study of Nude for Balzac F]

modèle de 1896, fonte entre 1967-1982
bronze with patina, 3/8

statue
91,44 x 38,1 x 31,12

N° d'inv. : 89.181
Credit Line : Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hedreen in memory of Anthony Callison and the Modern Art Purchase Fund

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum

www.seattleartmuseum.org

Historique

  • 1989, don de Mr. et Mrs. Richard C. Hedreen en mémoire d'Anthony Callison et Fonds d'acquisition de l'art moderne

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website, August 18, 2015
  • 1998 Le Normand-Romain
    1898 : Le Balzac de Rodin, catalogue d'exposition, sous la direction d’Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Paris, Musée Rodin, 1998, p.339-344, Balzac, deuxième étude pour le nu F, 1896, this copy is mentioned / cet exemplaire est cité p. 342, n°91
  • 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. 176-177, Balzac, deuxième étude pour le nu F dit en athlète, 1896, cet exemplaire non mentionné dans ce catalogue [p. 176 : "douze exemplaires, fonte Georges Rudier, n°1 à 8/8 et I/IV [...] entre 1967 et 1982"]
  • 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. 176-177, Balzac, Second Study for Nude F Known as Nude as an Athlete, 1896, this bronze not mentioned in this catalogue [p. 176: "twelve casts by Georges Rudier (nos. 1 to 8/8 and I/IV in addition to the no. 0 for the museum), between 1967 and 1982"]

Exposition

  • 1993 Seattle
    Modern Masters and the Figure, Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, September 16-November 28, 1993
  • 1997 Seattle
    Five Installations on the Fourth Floor: Aspects of Late-Nineteenth-Century Art, Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, June 26, 1997
  • 2005-2006 Seattle
    French Painting from SAM's Permanent Collection, Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, April 23, 2005 - January 2, 2006

Commentaire



Museum's website, August 18, 2015:
In 1881, Rodin received a commission for a large sculpture of the celebrated French novelist Honore de Balzac. After numerous studies and variants created over the next eight years, the final statue was rejected. This headless, unclothed study, derived from fragmented Greek and Roman sculpture, has a distinctive backward lean and attempts to project both a creative confidence and sexual energy.
(Michael Darling, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, 2009)