Auguste Rodin’s fragmented metal, marble, and bronze sculptures questioned the traditional notion of beauty. They paved the way for modern sculptures. Rodin became increasingly experimental when he created works like Crouching Woman, now displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Le Penseur (The Thinker) is one of his most recognized sculptures at the Musée Rodin in Paris. A Rodin bronze with verdigris patina sculpture, dedicated to Mrs. Merrill and her daughter Sally, is available in Freeman’s February auction. Mr. Thomas Merrill and Mrs. Elizabeth Musgrave commissioned the piece in 1908. After Sally’s sad demise, Rodin created the sculpture based on photos of the mother and daughter embracing each other lovingly.
Freeman’s upcoming auction also honors Old Masters like Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Salomon van Ruysdael, Adriaen Jansz van Ostade, Hugues Merle, and others. Two paintings from Corot executed in the late 18th century are available in the auction. A notable painting by Salomon van Ruysdael depicts a 16th-century Dutch town. The landscape painter from Haarlem progressed from painting trees and dunes to spacious landscapes with broad expanses of water. The available painting shows sailing boats by a riverbank in an old Dutch town using a bold palette of blue and black. Find all the listed items on Bidsquare and register to place a bid.
# of Lots:52
Price Range:$3000 - $400,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917) M?re et Fille Mourante (Mrs. Merrill and her Daughter Sally)|| Estimate: |
|Salomon van Ruysdael (Dutch, B.C. 1602-1670) Sailing by the Old Dutch Town|| Estimate: |
|Hugues Merle (French, 1822-1881) Couronne de Fleurs des Champs (Field Flower Wreath)|| Estimate: |
|Giulio Carpioni (Italian, 1613-1679) Pan and?Syrinx|| Estimate: |
|Nicolas Sinezouboff (Russian, 1891-1948) The Accordionist|| Estimate: |
|Giorgio Giacoboni (Italian, 1716-1762) Woman at Her Mortar|| Estimate: |