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The Golden Age

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)

Date:
ca. 1878
Medium:
Black chalk heightened with white on faded blue paper
Dimensions:
18 7/16 x 12 in. (46.8 x 30.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.92.3
  • Secondary Titles

    L'Age d'Or

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: In pen and brown ink at upper right corner of recto: "l'âge d'or / A. Rodin"

    Inscription: Upper right: "L'Age D'Or" in pen and brown ink

    Marking: Printed sticker on verso of heavy board: "MAISON HOMBERT / SEEL SUC.r / 37, Rue Victor Massé / Paris IXe / FABRICANT de CADRES DORES / encadrements artistiques".
    Sticker with pen and ink inscription on heavy backing: "Rodin signé / 'L'âge d'or' / mention sur le dessin de la main / de Rodin / Dessin / Provenence / Collection du Graveur Waltener".
    Sticker, also on backing bearing No. 104 in blue crayon, in pen and black ink: "No. apposé à l'exposition / Monet Rodin / Fevrier Mars 1941 / à l'orangerie" [sic; exhibition held in 1940 and does not record this drawing].

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 28, 1994–February 5, 1995.

  • References

    Clare Vincent "Rodin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, A History of the Collection." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 38, no. 4, Spring 1981, fig. no. 54.

    Albert Elsen, J. Kirk T. Varnedoe, Victoria Thorson, Elisabeth Chase Geissbuhler The Drawings of Rodin. Ex. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1971, fig. no. 31, 51, ill.

    Albert Elsen "Drawings and the True Rodin." in Artforum. vol. 10, no. 6, February 1972, p. 64, ill.



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