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The Hand of Rodin

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
1917
Culture:
French
Medium:
Cast plaster, with coat of shellac
Dimensions:
H. (with torso upright) 6 in. (15.2 cm.); L. (with torso upright) 9 in. (22.9 cm.); wt confirmed: 1.9 lb. (15.2 × 22.9 cm, 850g);
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:
66.247.6
Not on view
Said to have been executed by Amédée Bertault three weeks before the sculptor's death. This is a plaster cast of Rodin's right hand holding a female torso modeled by the artist.
Inscription: On bottom of wrist: LA MAIN DE/ RODIN/ A/ Malvina Hoffman/ 1919
Malvina C. Hoffman (until 1966; bequeathed to MMA)
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