Eternal Spring

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

Date: modeled probably ca. 1881, commissioned 1906, executed 1907

Culture: French

Medium: Marble

Dimensions: Overall: 28 × 29 × 18 in. (71.1 × 73.7 × 45.7 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917

Accession Number: 17.120.184


First titled Zephyr and Earth and later exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1897 as Cupid and Psyche both titles were calculated to lend repsectability to the eroticism of the subject – this version displays the sensuous, veiled quality of carving that is associated with the marbles of Rodin's later career.