Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)
Mirbeau, Octave; Rodin, Auguste; Vollard, Ambroise (ed.) - 1902
Artist: Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Lithographer: Auguste Clot (French, 1858–1936)
Rare lithograph on Arches paper, signed in the plate, representing "a nude" intended to illustrate Le Jardin des Supplices by Octave Mirbeau.
Size: 36 x 23,5cm.
Good condition on vellum.
Paris: Philippe Renouard, 1902
C. Roca, Édition limitée. Vollard, Petiet et l'estampe de maîtres, p.59 ; Carteret, Illustrés IV, p. 282, Thorson Book Illustrations III.113-133;
Rare lithograph by Rodin, on Arches paper, signed in the plate.
Mirbeau's "Les Jardin des Supplices" (The Torture Garden in English) was published amidst the Dreyfuss affair and is known for its violence and scathing political critique. It is said that this book may inspired Kafka's "In the Penal Colony."