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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: Monumental Male Torso, or Man through His Death Returns to Nature, or Marsyas, or Torso Louis XIV, or Torso of a Man in Extansion, or Torso of the Falling Man]

modeled c. 1882, enlarged 1904, cast 1979

bronze 9/12 ; sand cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

torso

Dimensions (HxWxD): 40 12 x 27 12 x 18 12 [Museum’s Dimensions]; 27 12 x 18 78 x 18 78, weight: 229,28 Ib [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

signed on front of left leg: A. Rodin
inscribed on back, at bottom: Georges Rudier / Fondeur.Paris
below signature: No. 9
on outer side of left leg: © by Musée Rodin 1979

Acc. No.: 1983.21

Credit Line: Gift of the B. Gerald Cantor Collection, 1983.21

Photo credit: Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

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Provenance

  • 1979, January 2, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D14 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1979, March 16, Invoice date [D13 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1979, March 16, Delivery date [1E11.2, D13 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1979, April 9, Payment date [D9 RE15 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1979, May 2, Private Collection [ACHD107, ACHD122, ACHD123, D9 RE15 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1983, Gift of the B. Gerald Cantor Collection

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, May 13, 2015
  • 2003 Elsen and Jamison
    Albert E. Elsen, with Rosalyn Frankel Jamison, Rodin's Art. The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Edited by Bernard Barryte, with photographs by Frank Wing, [Stanford and New York], The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University in association with Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 250-253, n° 65
  • 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°9, 1979, Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center, don B. Gerald Cantor, 1983"
  • 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.9, 1979, Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center, gift of B. Gerald Cantor, 1983"
  • 2017 Blanchetière
    François Blanchetière, L’Enfer selon Rodin, éditions du musée Rodin, édition Norma, Paris, 2017, cat. 148