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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Rudier, Georges

Grand torse de l'Homme qui tombe, dit Torse d'homme Louis XIV

Large Torso of the Falling Man, known as Torso Louis XIV [Museum's Title: Marsyas (Torso of 'The Falling Man')]

modeled 1882, enlarged 1904, cast 1970

bronze 2/12 ; sand cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

torso

Dimensions (HxWxD): 40.31 x 29 x 18; weight: 254 lb (with the socle)[Museum's weight] ; weight : 207.23 Ib (without the socle) [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

Acc. No.: M.73.108.5

Credit Line: Gift of B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation

Photo credit: www.lacma.org

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1968, January 30, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D7 RE9 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1970, February 28, Delivery date [1E11.2, ACHD82 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1970, March 3, Invoice date [ACHD93, D9 RE14 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1970, April 2, Private Collection [D39, D9 RE14 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1973, Gift of B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation

Bibliography

  • 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. 2, pp.428-430, Grand torse de l'homme qui tombe, dit Torse d'homme Louis XIV, 1882, cet exemplaire est cité p.430 : "douze exemplaires, fonte Georges Rudier [...] n°2, Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, don Cantor Foundation, 1973"
  • 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.428-430, Large Torso of the Falling Man, known as Torso Louis XIV, 1882, this copy is mentioned p.430: "twelve casts by Georges Rudier [...] no.2, Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, gift of Cantor Foundation, 1973"
  • 2017 Blanchetière
    François Blanchetière, L’Enfer selon Rodin, éditions du musée Rodin, édition Norma, Paris, 2017, cat. 148