LOT 146

1840 - 1917

Jeune fille au serpent
bronze sculpture
signed and inscribed "No. 5"/ "© by musée Rodin 1969" / "Georges Rudier Fondeur Paris"
15 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 6 3/4 in 40 x 14.9 x 17.1 cm

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Sold for: $85,250

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Musée Rodin, Paris
Dominion Gallery, Montreal
Acquired from the above by Augustus Searle Leach, Winnipeg, 1970
By descent to the present Private Collection, Winnipeg

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The first bronze in this edition was cast by the Bingen foundry in Paris, ordered by Rodin in May 1886. Based on the plaster cast in their collection (Inv. MR s. 3165), Musée Rodin ordered an edition of 9 from George Rudier fondeur, produced between 1968 and 1976. George Rudier executed the sand cast for this sculpture in 1969. Some in the edition are numbered and some are not, and our sculpture is from this edition.

Included with this lot is the original certificate from the Musée Rodin dated November 20, 1969.

This work will be included in the forthcoming Auguste Rodin catalogue critique de l’oeuvre sculpté currently being prepared by the Comité Auguste Rodin at Galerie Brame et Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay, under the archive number 2020-6215b.

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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