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Study for Obsession

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
modeled ca. 1896, cast before 1912
Culture:
French
Medium:
Cast plaster
Dimensions:
Height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Auguste Rodin, 1912
Accession Number:
12.12.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
Among the most telling of the gifts Rodin made to The Met in acknowledgment of the Museum’s acquisition of his sculptures, this study of a nude woman, rendered almost abstract by enclosure, announces the impenetrable mystery of the female form that so obsessed Rodin.
Signature: Signed: A. Rodin
Auguste Rodin (until 1912; to MMA)
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