Torso of a Woman

Evelyn Beatrice Longman American
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Longman executed “Torso of a Woman” as a companion piece to “Seated Female Figure” (27.21.4). The tilting truncated figure seated solidly on a rocklike form has a distinguished artistic lineage. By deliberately choosing to render an incomplete figure, Longman joined a corps of turn-of-the-twentieth-century artists, most notably French sculptor Auguste Rodin, who relied on the part to imply the whole.

Torso of a Woman, Evelyn Beatrice Longman (American, Winchester, Ohio 1874–1954 Osterville, Massachusetts), Bronze, American

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