H. with base 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm); H. without base 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm)
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1986
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