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Masterpiece of the sculptor auguste Rodin, will be auctioned in Paris

Masterpiece of the sculptor auguste Rodin, will be auctioned in Paris

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A recently rediscovered masterpiece of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin will in may under the hammer in Paris. The piece, Andromeda, has been carved out of marble and was more than 130 years in the possession of the family.

That has the auction house on Friday announced.

Rodin, who is worldwide renowned for his sculptures The Thinker and The Kiss, had the sculpture of the mythical Andromeda was given to a friend, a Chilean diplomat who in the late nineteenth century lived and worked in Paris.

“The family as a gift of Rodin was, in 1888, it has passed from generation to generation, and preserved, until 2017,” said auctioneer Bruno Jaubert. He found the piece at the end of last year, when he together with a colleague in Spain, did research.

The expectation is that the sculpture between 800.000 and 1 million euro revenue. Lovers can stretch from 18 to 28 march, at the auction house. Rodin died a century ago.

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