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Victor Hugo

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
first modeled 1883
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 11 in. (44.5 × 31.8 × 27.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Virginia Pratt Thayer, Sally Pratt Jackson, Phyllis Pratt Nitz, Edwin H. Baker Pratt and John T. Pratt Jr., 1966
Accession Number:
66.85
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
Victor-Marie Hugo (1802–1885) was probably the most famous author and poet of nineteenth-century France. Rodin first exhibited the model for the bust in 1884 at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Français in 1884. The portrait would ultimately serve as the source for the head of Hugo in the Monument to Victor Hugo.
Signature: On the right shoulder: A. Rodin
Virginia Pratt Thayer ; and Sally Pratt Jackson ; and Phyllis Pratt Nitz ; and Edwin H. Baker Pratt ; and John T. Pratt Jr. (until 1966; to MMA)
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