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Thomas Fortune Ryan

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Founder:
Cast by Alexis Rudier (French)
Date:
modeled 1909
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Height: 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Auguste Rodin, 1911
Accession Number:
11.174
Not on view
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
the artist, Auguste Rodin (until 1911; to MMA)
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