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Les Premieres Funerailles

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Also: Le Purgatoire, or La Tombe d'une Ame dans Les Limbes. Three kneeling figures on irregular mound, two supporting inert upper one. Signed A. Rodin on larger surface of mound. Edition of only three.

Provenance

Baudouin Collection, Paris [see note 1]. Gallerie Les Tourettes, Switzerland; 1959, sold by the Galleries Les Tourettes to the MFA for $7500. (Accession date: February 12, 1959) NOTES: [1] According to a February 12, 1959 letter by Hanns Swarzenski to Perry Rathbone.

Credit Line

Edwin L. Jack Fund

French, 19th century, 1899–1900

Object Place

France

Dimensions

60.96 x 50.8 x 39.37 cm (24 x 20 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

59.52

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture