Rodin’s Kiss: Cast Under the Master’s Supervision

La Gazette Drouot
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This bronze cast by Barbedienne has been in the same collection since the 1960s. We look back at the birth of an icon. Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Le Baiser (The Kiss), size No. 2, épreuve en bronze model with brown patina by Barbedienne, between 1899 and 1917, sand casting signed "Rodin", stamp "Réduction Mécanique A Collas", marked "Barbedienne Fondeur Paris", "AA", No. 798, 25.7 x 15.7 x 15.4 cm/10.1 x 6.1 x 6.06 in.Estimate: €30,000/50,000 If the evocative power of this sculpture leads us to see it today as an allegory of love, we should remember that it was originally surrounded by an

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