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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Rudier, Eugène

La Main du Diable

Hand of the Devil [Museum's Title: The Hand of the Devil Holding Woman]

modeled 1903, cast c. 1925

bronze ; sand cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

assemblage

Dimensions (HxWxD): 16 x 25 34 x 19 in.

front of base to right: A. Rodin
center rear of base: Alexis. Rudier / Fondeur. Paris

Acc. No.: F1929-7-50

Credit Line: Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

Photo credit: Rodin Museum, Philadelphia

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1925, August 27, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D6 RE1 et RE3 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1925, September-November, part of Jules E. Mastbaum's fourth purchase order from the Musée Rodin, Paris [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1926, June 10, Invoice date [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1926, January 8, Delivery date [D73 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1927, November 24, Payment date [ACHD12 ACHD14 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1925-1926, Jules Mastbaum [ACHD5 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1929, bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum

Bibliography

  • 1929 Watkins
    Fridolyn G. Watkins, Rodin Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Rodin Museum, 1929, p. 16 no. 50
  • 1969 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, Rodin Museum: Handbook, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1969, no. 119
  • 1976 Tancock
    John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia, David R. Godine, 1976, p. 626-627
  • 2003 Elsen
    Albert E. Elsen, Rosalyn Frankel Jamison, Rodin's Art: The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, Oxford University Press, 2003, p. 587, 589, 597
  • 2007 Le Normand-Romain (français)
    Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, avec la collaboration d'Hélène Marraud et Diane Tytgat, introductions par Dr. Ruth Butler et Mr. Régis Cusinberche, Rodin et le bronze. Catalogue des œuvres conservées au musée Rodin, 2 volumes, Paris, Musée Rodin / Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 2007, œuvre non listée dans ce catalogue mais citée p. 9, 11, 42, 43, 144, 501
  • 2007 Le Normand-Romain (English)
    Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, with the collaboration of Hélène Marraud and Diane Tytgat, introductions by Dr. Ruth Butler and Mr. Régis Cusinberche, The Bronzes of Rodin. Catalogue of works in the Musée Rodin, 2 volumes, English version, Paris, Musée Rodin / Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 2007, work not listed in this catalogue but mentioned p. 9, 11, 42, 43, 144, 501

Exhibitions

  • 1926 Philadelphia
    Exhibit of the Rodin Museum of Philadelphia, Jules E. Mastbaum Foundation, Philadelphia, Sesquicentennial Exposition, 1926, no. 1751

    1996-1998 Los Angeles/Philadelphia/New York/Provo
    The Hands of Rodin: A Tribute to B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 11 December 1996-1 March 1997; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1 April 1997-30 June 1997; New York, Brooklyn Museum, 15 July-1 October 1997; Provo, Brigham Young University, 1 November 1997-1 January 1998