Watercolor with pencil on wove paper, woman reclining, signed (Auguste Rodin*, 1840-1917). 9 3/4 x 8 inches. Good condition. Unframed for inspection and post-auction shipping.
Provenance: Ex-collection Cecil Hopkins-Husson, London. Acquired from the latter by the present owner's father, circa 1960-70. Thence by descent.
Lot Note (Ernest Durig): A number of drawings formerly believed to have been by Rodin, were actually the work of artist, Ernest Durig (1894-1962). Durig was a sculptor and art forger, known for his faking of drawings by Auguste Rodin.
Durig claimed to have been a pupil of Rodin, but this claim was never fully documented. Nevertheless, Durig enjoyed a successful career, probably largely the result of his claimed association with Rodin.
The New York Museum of Modern Art holds a collection of Durig's drawings, as do other important American and European museums.
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