Ryan (1851–1928) was a New York financier and art collector. In 1910 he gave three Rodin marbles—Pygmalion and Galatea, Cupid and Psyche, and Orpheus and Eurydice—to the Museum. In the same year he gave twenty-five thousand dollars for the purchase of additional works by the sculptor. These purchases form the nucleus of the Museum's collection of Rodin's sculpture.
Signature: On right arm: A. Rodin; raised on interior: A. Rodin
Marking: At base of neck in back: ALEXIS RUDIER/FONDEUR, PARIS