"Une splendide creature que j'avais aimee la veille..."
- Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
- Lithographed by Auguste Clot (French)
- Color lithograph
- sheet: 12 13/16 x 9 15/16 in. (32.5 x 25.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
- Accession Number:
Rodin contributed twenty drawings as illustrations for a luxury edition of his friend Octave Mirbeau’s avant-garde erotic novel "The Torture Garden." Masterfully translated into lithographs by printer Auguste Clot, each sheet came in a tissue-paper sleeve printed with the corresponding line of text and a reduced-scale contour version of the drawing. This example, keyed to the line "a splendid creature that I had loved the night before," relates to a part of the novel in which the femme fatale, Clara, recounts her past affairs with women.