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Nijinsky

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
modeled 1912, cast 1959
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, on marble base
Dimensions:
H. with base 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm.); H. without base 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm.); W. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.); D. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift in honor of B. Gerald Cantor, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.446
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800
One of a series of sketches of Vaslav Nijinsky (1890–1950) that was made during a short period in 1912 when the Russian dancer posed for Rodin, this bronze was cast from a plaster now in the Musée Rodin in Paris.
Signature: On left front of the left leg: A. Rodin / N°10

Marking: On back of the left leg: © by musée Rodin / 1959
William S. Lieberman , New York (until 1991; to MMA)
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