L’Éternel Printemps

by Auguste Rodin


Rodin (1840 – 1917) remains one of the few sculptors widely known outside the visual arts community. To his sculpture he added book illustrations, etchings, and numerous drawings, mostly of female nudes. He revitalised sculpture as an art of personal expression and has been considered one of its greatest portraitists.

MEDIUM: Bronze
DIMENSION: 9.8 ins/ 24.9 cm
SIGNATURE:Inscribed ‘Rodin.’ and stamped with the foundry mark ‘Alexis Rudier Fondeur. Paris.’; stamped with the raised signature ‘A. Rodin’ (on the interior)

Catalogue No: 6323 Categories: ,

L’Éternel printemps, second état, 4ème réduction, dite aussi “no. 2”
conceived in 1884; this reduction conceived in 1898 and cast in 1927 by the Alexis Rudier foundry


Musée Rodin, Paris;
Eugène Rudier, Le Vésinet (acquired from the above);
M Massot-Pellet, France (acquired in 1970);
Sale: Hôtel Drouot Paris, 1 April 1 1975;
Edgardo Acosta, Los Angeles (acquired at the above sale);
Georges Sakelaris, Portland (acquired from the above);
Steve Banks Fine Arts, San Francisco;
Joe R. & Teresa L. Long, Texas (acquired from the above on 16 January 1998);

Buy with confidence: our assurance to you

Professional Associations

We have built up a strong reputation for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that we curate, exhibit and sell. Our professional associations with bodies such as The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Association of Art & Antique Dealers (LAPADA) are as a result of our reputation for integrity, our wide knowledge of fine arts and the high quality of our stock. Our business standards and expertise are reviewed regularly to adhere vigorously with enforced Codes. Our memberships and commitment to its Code of Conducts, gives our buyers confidence when purchasing a work from us.


Condition reports and certificates of authenticity vary in their nature by artwork, for more information on your pieces of interest, please enquire with the gallery.

Artwork images

We take pride in the attention we give to our images of the artworks for purchase and invest in these to ensure outputs are aligned as closely as possible to the item in reality. We do not apply filters or modify images, we provide high quality images to reflect the high quality of our artworks.

Your purchase process

Payment processing – You can be assured that payments are securely processed through Worldpay’s trusted payment gateway.

The Trinity House promise to you

Shipping and packaging

Shipping and packaging requirements are assessed per piece to ensure the most suitable protection for the artwork. Trinity House will therefore call following purchase to agree the recommendations and costs.

Our After Sales services

We offer the following services which we will be happy to discuss with you following your purchase, alternatively you can enquire for more information.


We offer insurance appraisals to protect your prised artwork and help you find the right cover and policy for you.


We are able to advise on framing and have access to every type and style to suit any artistic period or room setting.


The nature of the materials involved in a painting mean that on occasion some pieces are susceptible to movement and the effects of natural ageing. We are able to provide advice on practical measures to conserve the original condition of a piece and have relationships with restorers and framers to offer you a range of services to meet your needs.


Rodin was born in Paris in 1840 and decided at the age of fourteen to join Petite École, a school of decorative arts in Paris.  His repeated rejections from the École des Beaux-Arts, caused Rodin to resort to carving stonework to make a living. In his late thirties he travelled to Italy and saw the works of Michelangelo – which led to his expressive, free personal style of late years.

His reputation as a sculptor developed in 1878 when he exhibited ‘The Age of Bronze’, a life size sculpture of a man. He also completed portraits of Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac for monuments.

By 1900, he was a world-renowned artist. Wealthy private clients sought mètre Rodin’s work after his World’s Fair exhibit.

When Rodin was 76 years old he gave the French Government the entire collection of his own works and other art objects he had acquired. They occupy the Hotel Biron in Paris – as the Musée Rodin – and are still placed as Rodin set them.

    Your Message

    You may also like…

    Go to Top