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BOURDELLE, Émile-Antoine

Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne 1861 - Le Vésinet, Yvelines 1929

Maker: Rudier, Alexis

Auguste Rodin

Bust of Auguste Rodin

1909-1910

bronze

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): H. 23 in.

signed and inscribed: Emile Antoine Bourdelle / Au Maitre Auguste Rodin / Alexis Rudier / Fondeur--Paris

Acc. No.: 27.159

Photo credit: Salisbury House, Des Moines

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Provenance

  • 1929, purchased (together with Apollo Head) by Carl and Edith Weeks for Salisbury House from R. H. C. Gérard Frères, 12 rue Godot de Mauroy or 2 rue La Boëtie, Paris, for 81,685 francs; shipped by Galerie Danthon, Oscar Stern, Paris

Bibliography

  • Information found in Peter Fusco's files, Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, consulted by LM, Fall 2011.
  • Emails from Leo Landis, Education Director & Curator, Salisbury House, Des Moines, February 2013, and from Annie Barbera, Archivist, Head of Archives, Paris, Musée Bourdelle, March 2013.

Exhibitions

  • 1929 Paris
    Exposition des oeuvres de Bourdelle à l'occasion de l'inauguration du Monument Mickiewicz, Paris, Galerie Danthon, 4 mai-15 juin 1929

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