Auguste Rodin

AUGUSTE RODIN (1840—1917)

 

The Fallen Caryatid Carrying Her Stone, c. 1881
Marble, unique
12 x 11 x 19 in. / 30.5 x 28 x 48.3 cm.
Signed: A. Rodin

 

Provenance:
Frank Gair Macomber, Boston, MA
Robb Collection
Hirschl & Adler Gallery, New York
Ablah Collection, Wichita
Kent Fine Art, New York
Private Collection, Australia

 

Notes:
The FallenCaryatid Carrying her Stone,” is, according to Dr. Daniel Rosenfeld of Boston University, the expert on Rodin, one of the important figures of the Gates of Hell dating from 1881. It is related to a specific figure called “The Crouching Woman.”

“The first example of this work, now lost, was shown in marble at the exhibition of the Cercle de la rue Vivienne in the winter of 1882–1883, and it is the first subject from “The Gates of Hell” to have been reworked into a freestanding marble and exhibited…The marbles are perhaps unique in Rodin’s work in that he finished them himself, unlike the bronzes which he seems rarely to have touched.” -­‐ Daniel Rosenfeld.

 

Exhibited:
Rodin Rediscovered. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1981–1982
Visionaries, Kent Fine Art, New York, 1986

 

Literature:
Butler, Ruth. Rodin in Perspective. Englewood Cliffs. New Jersey: Prentice-­‐Hall Inc., 1980, ill. Fig. 5.
Elsen, Albert. Rodin Rediscovered. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1981,
ill. p. 88, figs. 4.13 and 4.12.
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976, ill. pl. nos. 22 – 26, pp. 51 – 52.
Visionaries. New York: Kent Fine Art, 1986 — January 3, 1987, ill. front and back covers, ill. cat. no. 1.