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Head of Balzac

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Founder:
Cast by Georges Rudier (French)
Date:
modeled ca. 1892–93, cast 1980
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, black marble base
Dimensions:
Overall (with base): 17 1/2 × 12 1/4 × 9 1/4 in. (44.5 × 31.1 × 23.5 cm); Height (without base): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift from B. Gerald Cantor Collection, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.111
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
This head represents a mid-stage in the progression of studies Rodin made for the posthumous Monument to Balzac.
Signature: On the left shoulder: A Rodin N°10

Marking: On the rear of the neck: .Georges Rudier./.Fondeur.Paris.; on the left shoulder: © by Musée Rodin, 1980; on the underside, impressed: A. Rodin
B. Gerald Cantor Collection (until 1985; to MMA)
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