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Sculpture by French sculptor Rodin sold for over €100k

A nineteenth-century sculpture by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, dedicated to painter Claude Monet, has been sold at auction in Cannes for more than €100,000.

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”).

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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