The Hand of Rodin
- Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
- Cast plaster with coat of shellac
- Overall (torso upright, wt. confirmed): 6 × 9 in., 1.9 lb. (15.2 × 22.9 cm, 850g)
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- Presented by Rodin to his pupil Malvina Hoffman and given by her to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Malvina C. Hoffman, 1966
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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.