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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Rudier, Eugène

Alphonse Legros

Alphonse Legros

modeled 1881-1882, cast c. 1925

bronze; sand cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

head

Dimensions (HxWxD): 12 14 x 7 34 x 9 in.

right side of neck: A. Rodin
back of neck, center: Alexis RUDIER / Fondeur PARIS.
inside, in relief: A Rodin

Acc. No.: F1929-7-53

Credit Line: Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

Photo credit: Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1925, possibly part of Jules E. Mastbaum's second purchase order (16 February) or fourth purchase order (September-November) from the Musée Rodin, Paris [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1925, May 4, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D6 RE1 et RE3 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1925, Cast by Eugène Rudier (1875-1952) who continued using the mark of his father Alexis Rudier (?-1897)
  • 1925, July 20, Invoice date [D73 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1925, July 20, Payment date [D73 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1925, July 31, Jules Mastbaum [D73, ACHD141 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1929, Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum

Bibliography

  • 1929 Watkins
    Fridolyn G. Watkins, Rodin Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Rodin Museum, 1929, p. 17, no.53
  • 1969 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, Rodin Museum: Handbook, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1969, no. 76
  • 1976 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, David R. Godine, 1976, p. 493-495, repr.
  • 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. 481-482, Alphonse Legros, 1881-1882, cet exemplaire est cité p. 481 : "Philadelphie Museum, deuxième commande de Jules Mastbaum, 1925"
  • 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: "Philadelphia Museum, second commission from Jules Mastbaum, 1925"

Exhibitions

  • 1926 Philadelphia

    Exhibit of the Rodin Museum of Philadelphia, Jules E. Mastbaum Foundation, Philadelphia, Sesquicentennial Exposition, 1926, no. 1716