Madame X

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

Sitter: Countess Anna-Elizabeth de Noailles

Date: modeled ca. 1907

Culture: French

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: confirmed, overall largest dimensions:: 19 1/2 × 21 3/8 × 19 in. (49.5 × 54.3 × 48.3 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910

Accession Number: 11.173.6


Countess Anna-Elizabeth de Noailles, an old friend of Rodin's and a noted writer of the literary group known as The Nouvelle Pléiade, is the subject of the portrait of Madame X. she failed to keep many appointments with Rodins for sittings, however, and when the marble was nearly finished she rejected it altogether. She did not like the nose.