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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Godard, E.

Aphrodite, moyen modèle

Aphrodite, medium-sized version [Museum's Title: Aphrodite, or Venus]

modeled c. 1889?-1900?, enlarged 1913, cast 1978

bronze 10/12, lost wax cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): 40 12 x 7 12 x 8 18 in.

signed on top of base: A. Rodin
inscribed below signature: No. 10
on back of base: © by Musée Rodin 1978

Acc. No.: 1982.302

Credit Line: Gift of B. Gerald Cantor and Co., 1982.302

Photo credit: Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1978, June 19, commande du Musée Rodin, Paris [D17 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1978, November 27, date de facture [D17 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1978, December 11, date de livraison [1E11.2 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1978, December 14, date de paiement [D9 RE15 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1979, February 28, Private Collection [ACHD111, ACHD122, D9 RE15 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1982, Gift of B. Gerald Cantor and Co.

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, May 19, 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. 517-518, n° 160
  • 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. 1, pp. 134-135, Aphrodite, petit modèle, vers 1889 ?-1900 ?, cet exemplaire est cité p. 134 : "n°10, 1978, Standford University, Cantor Arts Center, don B. Gerald Cantor and Co, 1982"
  • 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. 1, pp. 134-135, Aphrodite, medium-sized version, c.1889?-1900?, this copy is mentioned p. 134: "no.10, 1978, Standford University, Cantor Arts Center, gift of B. Gerald Cantor and Co, 1982"

Related works

  • Aphrodite, grand modèle, first bronze cast in 2014, sold London, Christie's, 23 June 2015 ($ 1.1 million).