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Bacchante (Grapes or Autumn)

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
ca. 1874
Culture:
French
Medium:
Terracotta, wood base
Dimensions:
15 1/2 × 8 7/8 × 9 3/8 in. (39.4 × 22.5 × 23.8 cm) Height (with base, wt. confirmed): 18 3/4 in., 20 lb. (47.6 cm, 9.1 kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation Inc. Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.312.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
During the long years of poverty before his fame, Rodin worked for the commercial sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and created fashionable works like this one in his master’s style. Bright, charming, and devoid of inner life, it represents all that Rodin rejected in contemporary sculpture. He later said, "Nothing I ever did for Belleuse interested me.
Signature: On back: A. Rodin
Alessandro Zoubaloff (until 1917; sale, Florence, April 13, 1917, lot 566) ; [ Wildenstein and Co., Inc. , New York, by 1975; sold to MMA ]
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