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Girl's hand

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
19th–20th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
Length: 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Presented by Rodin to his pupil Malvina Hoffman and given by her to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Malvina C. Hoffman, 1966
Accession Number:
66.247.5
Not on view
Said to be the original plaster cast for the marble group "The Last Kiss" [sic]; but in a letter to Rodin, Malvina Hoffman referred to her plaster hand as a study for a sculpture titled The Child's Farewell (L'Adieu d'un enfant).
Malvina C. Hoffman (until 1966; bequeathed to MMA)
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