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54: Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Mouvement de Danse F,

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Description

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Mouvement de Danse F,
Bronze,
Signed 'A. Rodin No. 9 ©' on bottom of left foot. Edition of 12. Cast by the Georges Rudier foundry, 1956. Authenticated by Aline Magnien, Chief curator of the Musée Rodin, and by Jérôme Le Blay of the Comité Rodin.

Never exhibited in his lifetime, the plaster versions of Mouvements de danse series remain in the collection of the Musée Rodin, which cast them posthumously in bronze.

According to the available information, the first cast of the work was created by the Musée Rodin from the Alexis Rudier foundry in 1952. Twelve examples were then later cast from the Georges Rudier foundry between 1952 and 1956. One may note that the foundry stamps and numbering witnessed on the various studies within the Mouvements de danse are particularly irregular as they pertain to the specific wish of the fondeur. The various studies of Mouvements de danse were not cast in bronze before 1950, it was at this time that the Musée Rodin rediscovered the original clay maquettes in their storage.

Provenance: Purchased December 1956 at a gallery in London, England by current owner.

Dimensions: h:11 x w: 10.50 x d: 6.50 in.

Condition

Note condition: fine overall. No restorations. Having a rich, dark brown patina with green highlights. The patina is mostly consistent throughout, with only slight color variations / wearing to a 1/8 inch high area on the abdomen and to the nose. Very minor surface scratching to figure's right arm.
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Estimate $20,000 – $40,000
Starting Bid $18,000
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