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Eternal Spring

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
modeled probably ca. 1881, commissioned 1906, executed 1907
Culture:
French
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 28 × 29 × 18 in. (71.1 × 73.7 × 45.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Accession Number:
17.120.184
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
First titled Zephyr and Earth and later exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1897 as Cupid and Psyche both titles were calculated to lend repsectability to the eroticism of the subject – this version displays the sensuous, veiled quality of carving that is associated with the marbles of Rodin's later career.
Signature: Engraved on the base at right: A. Rodin
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher (until 1917; bequeathed to MMA)
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