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Inscription

on reverse of self-base: A. Rodin / 1875

Provenance

(sale, Ader, Picard & Tajan, Paris, 12 December 1973, no. 41); private collection; (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 18 February 1988, no. 18); (Greenwich Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut); sold 15 November 2002 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1874
Exposition du Cercle artistique et littéraire, Brussels, 1874, no. 124.
1875
Exposition Generale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1875, no. 1769 (incorrectly identified as a plaster bust).
Bibliography
1967
Descharnes, Robert, and Jean-François Chabrun. Auguste Rodin. Seacaucus, New Jersey, 1967: 46.
1987
Grunfeld, Frederic V. Rodin. A Biography. New York, 1987: 84-85.
1997
Vers L'Age d'Airain: Rodin en Belgique. Exh. cat. Musée Rodin, Paris, 1997: 38, 44, 46, 157-159, fig. 65.
2003
Luchs, Alison. "Auguste Rodin, J.B. van Berckelaer." National Gallery of Art Bulletin no. 29 (Spring 2003): 14, repro.
2012
Rodin: La chair, le marbre. Exh. cat. Musée Rodin, Paris, 2012: 59 fig. 3, 60.