Auguste Rodin

Artist:
Victor Peter (French, Paris 1840–1918 Paris)
Date:
cast after medal of 1887
Culture:
French
Medium:
Plaster, poinsted with graphite and bearing pencil notations
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Gwynne M. Andrews, by exchange, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.116
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
The medalist has taken a proof of his 1887 composition, pointed it for enlargement and translation into stone, and added pencil directives for altering it slightly (a deeper turned-up collar, a longer beard) and for squaring it (vertical marks on the sides). It thus served as the working model for the marble relief (1982.19).
Signature: Below tranche: V. Peter

Inscription: At top, raised letters: AUte RODIN STATUAIRE; inscribed in pencil on back: 1e Epreuve
[ David and Constance Yates , New York, until 1992; sold to MMA ]