LONG-LOST RODIN SCULP­TURE FOUND IN N. J. BOR­OUGH HALL

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A bust bust bust bust of of of of Napoleon Napoleon Napoleon Napoleon by by by by French sculp­tor Au­guste Rodin long thought to be lost was found on dis­play in a New Jer­sey bor­ough hall where it sat for 75 years. The bust’s ori­gin was con­firmed in 2015, but of­fi­cials waited to re­veal it un­til Wed­nes­day. The own­ers an­nounced it will be leav­ing the Madi­son bor­ough hall on loan to the Philadel­phia Mu­seum of Art. The au­then­ti­ca­tion was made in per­son by Jerome Le Blay, an in­ter­na­tional ex­pert in mod­ern sculp­ture. Phi­lan­thropist Geral­dine Rock­e­feller Dodge pur­chased the sculp­ture af­ter it was ex­hib­ited at the Metropoli­tan Mu­seum of Art from 1915 to 1929. Of­fi­cials be­lieve Dodge do­nated the bust along with other art to the bor­ough hall around 1942. The sculp­ture is es­ti­mated to be worth between $4 mil­lion and $12 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to ex­perts.

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