Description & Technical information

Model designed circa 1863-1864, this version in 1885 and this bronze cast in 1968.

This
sculpture was inspired by an old man known as "Bibi" from the
Saint-Marcel district in Paris. Rodin accentuated some features such as
the broken nose the deep wrinkles and the beard.

Signed on the right side of the neck : A.Rodin, stamp of the founder : .Georges Rudier. / .Fondeur Paris. with the © by Musée Rodin in 1968 and stamp of the artist inside : A.Rodin

Origin:  France
Medium: Bronze with blakc brown patina nuanced brown
Dimensions: 26.8 x 20.1 x 23.6 cm (10¹/₂ x 7⁷/₈ x 9¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Musée Rodin, Paris.
M. Pierre Loudmer, Paris, 1968.
Collection Cellier-Mermoz, Aix-les-Bains.
Private Collection, France.

Literature: This work will be included in the Catalogue Critique de l'oeuvre sculpté d'Auguste Rodin being prepared at the Brame & Lorenceau Gallery under the direction of Mr. Jérôme Le Blay. Notice of inclusion, January 7th, 2015.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints