Artist: Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)

Date: 1900–1910

Medium: Graphite, watercolor, and gouache

Dimensions: Overall: 12 13/16 x 9 13/16 in. (32.5 x 25 cm)

Classification: Drawings

Credit Line: John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910

Accession Number: 10.66.5


Nero, or, as it is titled in French on the lower right side of the drawing, Néron is one of Rodin's rapid sketches that show the results of later reworking. It has been discovered that this figure was originally that of a woman. The bold outline of the final version has been drawn in pencil over washes of watercolor and gouache.