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Head of Sorrow

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Founder:
Cast by Georges Rudier (French)
Date:
modeled ca. 1882, cast 1963
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, on black marble base
Dimensions:
without base, wt. confirmed: 9 × 9 × 10 1/2 in., 11.8 lb. (22.9 × 22.9 × 26.7 cm, 5.4 kg) wt on marble base, confirmed: 33.2 lb. (15.1 kg)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift from B. Gerald Cantor Collection, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.386
Not on view
Another of the sculptures that are based on figures Rodin modeled for The Gates of Hell, the head appears repeatedly on The Gates. It is believed that Rodin enlarged it to the present size in 1905.
Signature: On the left side of the neck: A. Rodin

Marking: On the rear of the neck: Georges Rudier/Fondier.Paris (founder's mark)

On the left side of the neck: © by Musée Rodin 1963
B. Gerald Cantor Collection , New York (until 1985; to MMA)
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