After Auguste Rodin, Tête de la Martyre, Petit Modèle, 20th C.

Item no. 135684-21
Sold for300
  • Details


    • Bronze with patina
    • Presumably France, 20th century
    • After Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) - French painter, engraver and sculptor, important pioneer of the modern sculpture
    • Recast of the portrait bust ‘Tête de la Martyre, petit modèle’
    • Designed 1885
    • Signed in the cast at the shoulder, ‘A. Rodin’, numbered with ‘35/199’
    • Height: 19 cm
    • Good condition
    • The price for this item contains a resale rights royalty that will be paid out to the collecting society VG Bild Kunst
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    This expressive bronze bust is a recast of a piece Auguste Rodin created in 1885. His famous sculpture ‘La Martyre’ negotiated the artist’s relationship with his mistress Camille Claudel. It expresses the fatality, but also the passion which was part of their love. The present sculpture is a recast of the bust part of this work. On the back the cast signature ‘A. Rodin’ and the edition number ‘35/199’ can be seen. The bronze is in good condition with a slightly rubbed patina. The bronze was originally mounted on a pedestal. The height is 19 cm.

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    The famous artist attended the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs as a student of Lecoq de Boisbaudran and after completing his training Rodin worked in the studios of Antoine-Louis Barye and Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. He created his first independent work in 1864 with ‘L'homme qui s'éveille’. In 1877 Rodin traveled through France to study the architecture of Gothic cathedrals. Two years later he began the series of busts of famous contemporary personalities. Together with Monet, Rodin organized the first major exhibition in 1889, which was followed by the presentation of 171 works at the Pavillon Rodin at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900. Over the years, more exhibitions took place, e.g. in Prague (1902), Dusseldorf (1904) and London (1914). Rodin was formative in all countries, already his contemporaries profoundly admired him and his ability. Rodin's works are represented in museums of all cultural states of the world, e.g. in the Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin, the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

  • Questions about this item?

    Questions about this item?

    Please fill out the form below if you have questions about this item. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

  • Calculate Shipping Costs

    Calculate Shipping Costs

    • Non-EU: countries in Europe, which are not EU members.
    • International: countries outside Europe.
    • If possible, we will consolidate shipments of multiple purchases.
    Purchase price
    € --
    Shipping insurance
    € --
    Shipping charges
    € --
    Total cost
    € --
  • Information about shipping and delivery

    Information about shipping and delivery

    Shipping costs
    The packaging and shipping fees depend on the item’s size, weight and shipping address. Shipping regions are divided into Germany, the EU, Europe (non-EU countries) and international. We take care of customs formalities for deliveries outside the European Union. As an estimate you can calculate the shipping costs above.

    The more purchases you make, the cheaper the shipping. Wherever possible, we will consolidate shipments of multiple purchases from a single sale.
    • 2-3 items: You pay the cost of shipping the largest item only.
    • 4-7 items: You pay twice the cost of shipping the largest item.
    • 8-15 items: You pay three times the cost of shipping the largest item.
    • 15+ items: You pay the cost of shipping the largest item in every multiple of 5.

    Arrival time
    Once your payment has been received, your purchase will be shipped. You will receive an email containing a link you can use to track the status of your delivery online. The delivery period shall be within 14 days of receipt of payment in the case of deliveries within the EU, and 21 days for deliveries to countries outside the EU. We deliver all over the world, provided that this does not conflict with legal regulations (bans on imports).

    You may arrange to pick up your item in person. Please contact us to arrange this.
    Email us at

    Transportation Insurance
    Transportation insurance is mandatory for items with a total price over €500. Transport insurance is charged at a fixed rate of 2.98% (2,5% plus statutory VAT) of the price of items in our shop.

  • Information about counter offers

    Information about counter offers

    If you would like to purchase an item at a lower price than indicated, you may submit a counter offer. Auctionata will intercede on your behalf to persuade the seller to accept your offer. Naturally, the higher your bid, the better your chance of success.

    Counter offers are binding. This means you commit to buying the item if the seller accepts your offer within five days. Accordingly, your counter offer is valid and binding for five business days.

    You should only ever enter a counter offer on an item if you are serious about purchasing it. After you enter a counter offer, you will receive an update on the status of negotiation with the seller within one business day. Naturally, when you purchase items with a counter offer, you are protected with the right of revocation (according to the Distance Sales Act).

  • Information about cancellation and returns

    Information about cancellation and returns

    You have a right to return your item within 14 days. In this case please contact us within the stated time period at within 14 days of receiving your item. Please include your order number for reference.

    Will my payment be refunded if I return an item?
    If you decide to cancel your purchase, we will return the full purchase price and also reimburse any additional expenses incurred from returning the item.

    How much does it cost to return an item?
    It’s always free of charge to return items.

  • Auctionata Guarantee

    Auctionata Guarantee

    Trust is our highest priority. This is why we provide every single buyer with our Auctionata Guarantee for all items purchased through Auctionata. Every item in our auctions and online shop has been thoroughly examined and valued by our experts.

    You can find more information on the Auctionata Guarantee here.

Safe & secure


  • Free pickup service for returns
  • Auctionata Guarantee
  • Secure payment via SSL encryption

Accepted forms of payment

accepted payment image