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Cupid and Psyche

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
probably modeled ca. 1893
Culture:
French
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 30 in. (76.2 cm.); W. 24 in. (61 cm.); L. 48 in. (121.9 cm.)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910
Accession Number:
10.63.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
The tale of Cupid and Psyche from The Golden Ass by the Latin author Lucius Apuleius provided Rodin with a number of subjects. This one, illustrating the moment of Psyche's abandonment by Cupid owing to the machinations of Venus, was acquired in 1893 by the American collector Charles T. Yerkes.
Signature: Signed: A. Rodin
Charles T. Yerkes (until 1910; sale, American Art Association, New York, January 22, 1910, no. 250); Thomas Fortune Ryan (in 1910; to MMA)
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