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Study of a Hand

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
modeled ca. 1885, cast before 1912
Culture:
French
Medium:
Cast plaster
Dimensions:
Length: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Auguste Rodin, 1912
Accession Number:
12.12.8
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.
Signature: Signed: A. Rodin
Auguste Rodin (until 1912; to MMA)
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