Lot n° 220
1500 - 2000
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RODIN Auguste (1840-1917).
L.A.S. "Rodin", [August 1890], to Charles LOWENGARD; 2 pages in-8.
After the rejection of his project for a monument to Victor Hugo for the Panthéon.
He rereads Lowengard's article of July 26 "about my study of Victor Hugo. I am very grateful for your appreciations which for me are so benevolent, so ardent even. They help to make all those who deal with art in our time think, because the questions get confused at every moment.
From the first moment I submitted to make a counterpart which requires something else entirely; apart from that I held back my friends as much as I could. It is hardly possible to fight without losing precious time, and without the result being problematic. On the other hand, Mr. Larroumet had given me the work and I did not want to make him repent. Now that it is over, I count, dear Sir, one more friend"...
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