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Torso (The Morhardt Torso)

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Founder:
Cast by Alexis Rudier (French)
Date:
modeled probably ca. 1890
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.); H. with base 17 in. (43.2 cm.)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967
Accession Number:
67.187.48
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
Possibly modeled about 1890 for the Swiss journalist Mathias Morhardt, this bronze cast at an unknown date.
Signature: On right side of right thigh: A. Rodin; raised on underside of left knee: A Rodin/ [incised] 1/12

Inscription: In red paint on left back side of base: L.52.24.100; in orange paint on bottom of base: 438

Marking: On back of right thigh: Alexis RUDIER./Fondeur. Paris; illegible stamp on front side of base
Adelaide Milton de Groot (until 1967; bequeathed to MMA)
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