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02415

RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Godard, E.

La Prière

The Prayer

modeled before 1890, enlarged 1909, cast 1980

bronze, no.8 ; lost wax cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

torso

Dimensions (HxWxD): 49 12 x 21 56 x 19 58 in.

signed on left side of base: A. Rodin / N°8
marks on right side of base: © BY MUSEE RODIN 1980
founder's mark on back of base: E. GODARD / Fondr

Acc. No.: 1986.39

Credit Line: Gift from B. Gerald Cantor Collections, 1986

Photo credit: www.metmuseum.org, August 19, 2011

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1979, November 29, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D17 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1980, November 21, Invoice date [D17, D9 RE16 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1980, December 4, Delivery date [1E11.2, ACHD112, ACHD119 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1980, December 15, Payment date [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1982, January 1-1983, December 27, Work consigned, Bruton, Somerset (England) Bruton Gallery Bruton [ACHD133 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1983, December 19, Bruton Gallery Bruton [D47, ACHD104, ACHD84 RE16 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • between 1983-1986, Private Collection [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1986, Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections

Bibliography

  • 1986 Vincent
    Recent acquisitions: a selection 1985-1986, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986, p. 24, entry by Clare Vincent, ill.
  • 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, Rodin et le bronze. Catalogue des œuvres conservées au musée Rodin, 2 volumes, Paris, Musée Rodin / Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 2007, vol. 1, pp.615-617, La Prière, avant 1890, cet exemplaire non mentionné dans ce catalogue
  • 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.615-617, The Prayer, before 1890, this bronze not mentioned in this catalogue
  • 2017 Blanchetière
    François Blanchetière, L’Enfer selon Rodin, éditions du musée Rodin, édition Norma, Paris, 2017, cat. 150

Exhibitions

  • 1986 New York

    The B. Gerald Cantor Collection, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 19-June 15, 1986, catalogue by Joan Vita Miller and Gary Marotta, p. 137 fig. 59, 139, ill.