"Une splendide creature que j'avais aimee la veille..."

Auguste Rodin French
Lithographed by Auguste Clot French

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Rodin contributed twenty drawings as illustrations for a luxury edition of his friend Octave Mirbeau’s avant-garde erotic novel "The Torture Garden." Masterfully translated into lithographs by printer Auguste Clot, each sheet came in a tissue-paper sleeve printed with the corresponding line of text and a reduced-scale contour version of the drawing. This example, keyed to the line "a splendid creature that I had loved the night before," relates to a part of the novel in which the femme fatale, Clara, recounts her past affairs with women.

"Une splendide creature que j'avais aimee la veille...", Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Color lithograph

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