Artist: Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)

Date: 1840–1917

Medium: Graphite with wash of watercolor and gouache on cream paper

Dimensions: Overall: 12 13/16 x 9 13/16 in. (32.5 x 25 cm)

Classification: Drawings

Credit Line: John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910

Accession Number: 10.66.5


Nero, or, as it is titled in French on the lower right side of the drawing, Néron is one of Rodin's rapid sketches that show the results of later reworking. It has been discovered that this figure was originally that of a woman. The bold outline of the final version has been drawn in pencil over washes of watercolor and gouache.