The Abandoned

Auguste Rodin French

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Rodin began titling his drawings when he exhibited them at the 1900 Exposition Universelle. As with his sculptures, the titles remained flexible. Sometimes he appended more than one title to the same composition, enjoying the possibility of multiple meanings coexisting within a work. Other iterations of this drawing appear with inscriptions such as Psyché and Chanson de geste (epic poem).

The Abandoned, Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Graphite with stumping

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