Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Le Baiser, épreuve en bronze à patine brun sombre nuancée, deuxième réduction, signée Rodin et cachet «F. Barbedienne fondeur», 59,4 x 37 x 41 cm. Estimation : 200 000/250 000 € Dimanche 5 mars, Tarbes. Henri Adam OVV. Mme Cotinaud.
Study for The Secret Clasping Hands by Auguste Rodin His protege and very talented student, Camille Claudel often did the hands of the Rodin figures. These hands appear to be so sensitive and feminine.
The Courtesan by Rodin (otherwise known as "She Who Once Was the Helmet Maker's Beautiful Wife." As Rodin said of his model, "If there is anything more beautiful than a beautiful thing, it is its ruin.