The work, named “Bacchantes S’Enlaçant” after its two embracing figures, is made in white plaster and dates from 1896.
It was acquired by the Musée Marmottan in Paris for a sum of €108,000 - slightly more than its estimate of €80,000-€100,000.
The work was sold by auction house Besch Cannes Auction, after recently appearing in an exhibition named Monet Collectionneur (“Monet Collector”).
Saviez-vous que #Rodin et #Monet étaient amis proches ? Le sculpture a d'ailleurs offert au peintre cette superbe oeuvre « Bacchantes s'enlaçant » à retrouver aux #enchères le 15 aout chez @BeschCannes https://t.co/bb0RQEf707 pic.twitter.com/IKZGecXmvo— AuctionLab (@byAuctionLab) August 13, 2018
Dedicated to the artist Claude Monet - a great friend of Rodin - the sculpture formed part of a body of work sold by Monet’s descendants.
The collection also included nine drawings by Monet - some of which were sold for over €20,000 each - as well as a paintbox belonging to the painter, which was sold for €8,400.
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