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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Susse

Grande Ombre

Large Shade

modeled 1878-1886, enlarged 1901, cast 1968

bronze, no. 5 ; lost wax cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): 75 12 x 44 18 x 19 34 in.

cast into the front of the base: RODIN
cast (or engraved) on the left side of the base: COPYRIGHT BY MUSEE RODIN 1968
cast (or engraved) on the right side of the base: SUSSE FONDEUR, PARIS

Acc. No.: EL 78.1983

Credit Line: Gift from the French Government to the Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, formerly the Atlanta Art Association, October 5, 1968

Photo credit: ph. Wikimedia Commons/Bubba73

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Provenance

  • 1968, March 27, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D7 RE9 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1968, September 5, Invoice date [ACHD83 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1968, August 2, Delivery date [1E11.2, ACHD84 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1968, October 5, Payment date [D8 RE13 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1968, Réunion des Musées Nationaux [D61-6, ACHD64, D9 RE13 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1968, October 5, Gift of France to the Atlanta Art Alliance, following the accident at Orly Airport involving a flight from Atlanta, on 3 June 1962. 106 art patrons were killed.

Bibliography

  • 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. 564-574, Grande Ombre, 1878-1886, cet exemplaire est cité p. 566 : "Deux fontes Susse, [...] n° 5, 1968, Atlanta, High Museum of Art, don de la France à Atlanta Art Alliance, 1968, à la suite de l'accident d'un avion en provenance d'Atlanta, à Orly, le 3 juin 1962"
  • 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. 564-574, Large Shade, 1878-1886, this copy is mentioned p. 566: "Two casts by Susse, [...] n° 5, 1968, Atlanta, High Museum of Art, gift of France to the Atlanta Art Alliance, 1968, following the accident at Orly Airport involving a flight from Atlanta, on 3 Jun 1962"