Bacchante (Grapes or Autumn)

Auguste Rodin French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800

During the long years of poverty before his fame, Rodin worked for the commercial sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and created fashionable works like this one in his master’s style. Bright, charming, and devoid of inner life, it represents all that Rodin rejected in contemporary sculpture. He later said, "Nothing I ever did for Belleuse interested me."

Bacchante (Grapes or Autumn), Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Terracotta, wood base, French

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