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"Une splendide creature que j'avais aimee la veille..."

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Lithographer:
Lithographed by Auguste Clot (French)
Date:
1902
Medium:
Color lithograph
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 13/16 x 9 15/16 in. (32.5 x 25.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.19.1(8)
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 809
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.
Signature: Lower right: "A. Rodin"
Vendor: E. Weyhe (New York, NY)
Thorson 117
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