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Jean-Baptiste Rodin

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Founder:
Cast by Godard Foundry (French)
Date:
modeled 1860, cast 1980
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 1/8 × 11 1/4 × 9 1/2 in. (41 × 28.6 × 24.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.364.12
Not on view
This portrait of the sculptor's father was executed when Rodin was twenty. The original model for the bust is thought to be the earliest sculpture by Rodin to survive.
Signature: On the front at lower right: A. Rodin/N°1

Marking: On the back at lower right: E GODARD/Fondr (founder's mark)

On the back at lower left: © by MUSEE Rodin 1980
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation (until 1984; to MMA)
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