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Despair

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Founder:
Cast by Georges Rudier (French)
Date:
modeled ca. 1890, cast 1967
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 1/2 × 12 × 9 in. (31.8 × 30.5 × 22.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.155.1
Not on view
This small, but powerfully expressive figure symbolizing human despair is another of the figures extracted from Rodin's monumental The Gates of Hell.
Signature: Signed on the back of the base: A. Rodin

Marking: On the back of the base: Georges Rudier Fondeur Paris (founder's mark)

On the back of the base: © by Musée Rodin, 1967
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation (until 1986; to MMA)
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