modeled probably ca. 1881, commissioned 1906, executed 1907
wt. confirmed: 28 × 29 × 18 in., 433 lb. (71.1 × 73.7 × 45.7 cm, 196.4 kg)
Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
Not on view
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)