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Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), ‘The Thinker,’ original model 1881–82, enlarged 1903. Bronze, cast by Alexis Rudier, 1928. Baltimore Museum of Art. Jacob Epstein Collection, 1930.25.1

Rodin exhibition on view through Sept. 18 at Clark Art Institute

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), ‘The Thinker,’ original model 1881–82, enlarged 1903. Bronze, cast by Alexis Rudier, 1928. Baltimore Museum of Art. Jacob Epstein Collection, 1930.25.1

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), ‘The Thinker,’ original model 1881–82, enlarged 1903. Bronze, cast by Alexis Rudier, 1928. Baltimore Museum of Art. Jacob Epstein Collection, 1930.25.1

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — While there has been much consideration of Auguste Rodin’s reputation in France and throughout Europe, less attention has been paid to his legacy in the United States. Organized by the Clark Art Institute, Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern presents one of the largest Rodin exhibitions in the United States in the last 40 years. Featuring some 50 sculptures and 25 drawings, including both familiar masterpieces and lesser-known works of the highest quality, the exhibition tells the story of the collectors, agents, art historians and critics who endeavored to make Rodin known in America and considers the artist’s influence and reputation in the U.S. from 1893 to the present. Rodin in the United States is on view at the Clark Art Institute through September 18.

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Fresh-to-market Rodin could command $400K at Freeman’s, Feb. 22

Auguste Rodin, ‘Mere et Fille Mourante (Mrs. Merrill and her Daughter Sally),’ est. $250,000-$400,000

Auguste Rodin, ‘Mere et Fille Mourante (Mrs. Merrill and her Daughter Sally),’ est. $250,000-$400,000

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s February 22 European Art and Old Masters auction will feature Auguste Rodin’s Mere et Fille Mourante (Mrs. Merrill and her Daughter Sally), a moving mother-and-child sculpture depicting Mrs. Thomas Merrill and her daughter Sally, born during her first marriage to former Governor of Michigan Charles Croswell. Freeman’s presentation of Mere et Fille Mourante marks the first time the sculpture has appeared at auction since its commission. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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