Study of a Hand

Auguste Rodin French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800

In the 1880s Rodin began to subtract parts from completed figures in order to focus on the expressive capacity of fragments. Cast from a full-scale study for The Burghers of Calais, this hand suggests the eloquent emotional complexion of the whole.

Study of a Hand, Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Cast plaster, French

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