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Mrs. Russell (Mariana Mattioco della Torre)

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
modeled 1888, cast 1979
Culture:
French
Medium:
Silvered bronze, on a black marble base
Dimensions:
H. with base 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm); H. without base 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.37.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
The wife of the Australian painter John Pole Russell, was of Italian origin, born Mariana Mattioco della Torre. She, too, was an artist. She posed for several of Rodin's sculptures, including Cere, Minerva with a Helmet and Pallas with the Parthenon.
Signature: On the left side of the neck: A. Rodin; on the interior, raised: A. Rodin

Marking: On the back, at left: .Georges Rudier. / .Fondeur.Paris.; on the right rim of the plinth: © by musée Rodin, 1979
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation (until 1986; to MMA)
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