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Genius of Eternal Rest, without Head and Arms

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Founder:
Coubertin Foundry
Date:
modeled probably ca. 1899, cast 1980
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 33-1/4 in. (84.5 cm.); W. 15-1/2 in. (39.4 cm.); D. 13-1/4 in. (33.7 cm.)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.364.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
Based on an antique model, this figure is an abbreviated version of a funerary figure from a monument to Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, commissioned in 1899 but never completed. Rodin made several versions of the genius as a partial figure. One, exhibited in plaster in 1900, had a head but no arms; another, in this size, had a head but only one arm.
Signature: At left front of the base: A. Rodin

Marking: At right front edge of base: n 1; on back edge of the base, impressed: a rectangular seal with a flower flanked by the letters F and C (Coubertin Foundry); on back edge of base: © by Musée Rodin 1980
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation (until 1984; to MMA)
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