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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Rudier, Eugène

Bas-relief pour La Porte de l'Enfer (côté droit)

Bas-relief for "The Gates of Hell" (right side)

modeled before 1885, cast 1926 [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

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

relief

Dimensions (HxWxD): 12 12 x 43 12 x 6 14 in.

Acc. No.: F1929-7-83b

Credit Line: Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

Photo credit: Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

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Provenance

  • 1925, September-November, Part of Jules E. Mastbaum's fourth purchase order from the Musée Rodin, Paris (Two low relief for The Gates of Hell known at "Low relief of the crying women") [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1925, November 19, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D6 RE1 et RE3 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1926, Cast by Eugène Rudier (1875-1952) who continued using the mark of his father Alexis Rudier (?-1897)
  • 1926, August 3, Invoice date [ACHD12 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1926, August 13, Payment date [ACHD12 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. 21 (bottom), one of the "Two bronzes bas-reliefs, studies for the Gates of Hell"
  • 1969 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, Rodin Museum: Handbook, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1969, no. 13
  • 1976 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, David R. Godine, 1976, p. 173-175
  • 2003 Elsen
    Albert E. Elsen, Rosalyn Frankel Jamison, Rodin's Art: The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, Oxford University Press, 2003, p. 234-236, p. 236, 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, œuvre non listée dans ce catalogue mais citée p.596, 597
  • 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, work not listed in this catalogue but mentioned p.596, 597
  • 2017 Blanchetière
    François Blanchetière, L’Enfer selon Rodin, éditions du musée Rodin, édition Norma, Paris, 2017, cat. 81