The Hand of Rodin

Auguste Rodin French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800

Shortly before Rodin’s death, his assistant, Paul Cruet, took a cast of his master’s hand and combined it with a small female torso by Rodin. More a tribute to the great sculptor’s genius than a work of art, this plaster group was a treasured possession of Rodin’s most gifted American student, the New York sculptor Malvina Hoffman.

The Hand of Rodin, Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Cast plaster with coat of shellac, French

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