Lot #426
Auguste Rodin Autograph Letter Signed

Artistic correspondence from the master sculptor to his colleague: "As for the statuary group, it is still at the plaster-mold maker's"
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Estimate: $600+

Description

Artistic correspondence from the master sculptor to his colleague: "As for the statuary group, it is still at the plaster-mold maker's"

ALS in French, signed “A. Rodin,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 6.75, July 18, 1882. Lengthy handwritten letter to the painter and etcher Alphonse Legros, in part (translated): "Monsieur Chenier is sending your medals and engravings today. I don't know why he kept them for so long. As for the statuary group, it is still at the plaster-mold maker's; he probably has a great deal of work. From there I am going to have it cast…but you know that Liard doesn't work very fast, for he does everything himself and his patina takes a long time to do. He has only just recently delivered some masks to me, so I am going to send you yours and the one for Monsieur Tonides. As for your portrait, I took the liberty of sending it to Antwerp, to the exposition, along with the one of Monsieur Lamour. Today I am going to see the newspaperman from L'Art Populaire, not having received your magazine…In the package, I shall put some masks, some photographs of that fine head you did of me. Cazin was decorated Saturday, Gervex, too…I am going to write to Monsieur Tonides to tell him that his mask has been received and to thank him warmly for the magnificent block of stone he gave me…You have made a very beautiful vase with masks…When you get a plaster past of one of your medals…I shall give it to Monsier Fremiet." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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