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Mouvement de danse H: M.12-2006

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Titles

Mouvement de danse H
Translated as: Dance movement H
(Dance movement H)

Maker(s)

Rodin, Auguste (Sculptor)
Rudier, Georges (Founder)

Description

Bronze, cast, with very dark brown, shiny patination, on rectangular black marble base

Bronze, cast, with rough surface, and very dark brown, shiny patination, attached by a rectangular tenon to a rectangular, straight-sided black marble base. The dancer is headless. She kneels on her right leg, leaning backwards, with her left leg stretched out upwards in front of her. Her arms are extended upwards, and in her right hand he holds an indeterminate object.

Notes

History note: Lillian Browse (Mrs Sidney Lines), London

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Lillian Browse, CBE (Mrs Sidney Lines)

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2005) by Browse, Lillian, CBE

Dating

Third quarter of 20th Century
Circa 1950 CE - 1965 CE

Note

One of a group of dance studies conceived circa 1911 but not cast in Rodin's lifetime.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base composed of marble ( black) Height 2.5 cm Length 15 cm Width 8 cm
Figure composed of patination ( dark brown, shiny) bronze Bronze Height 26 cm

Techniques used in production

Casting : Bronze, cast, with dark brown patina; on black marble base
Patination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A Rodin
  • Location: At top of right hand and object held
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: No 4
  • Location: At top of right hand and object held next to signature
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Number
  • Text: G Rudier/fondeur Paris
  • Location: On side of calf of right leg
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Foundry mark

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label

  • Text: printed in black ‘CHRISTIE’S’’, inscribed in black biro ‘WH341’ and ‘41’ in a circle, with in blue biro sideways on ‘66’ underlined twice, and below a bar code ‘1642 3497’ repeated twice on the back.
  • Location: Attached by means of elasticated string
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, and hand-written in black and blue biro
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-2006
Primary reference Number: 134030
Entry form: PDP 716
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_12_2006
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 7 January 2022 Last processed: Friday 7 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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