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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Godard, E.

Grande main crispée avec figure implorante

Large Clenched Hand with Imploring Figure [Museum's Title: Large Clenched Left Hand with Figure, or Large Clenched Hand with Imploring Woman, or Mighty Hand with the Torso of Invocation, or Supplication]

modeled 1906?, cast 1972

bronze 6/12 ; sand cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

assemblage

Dimensions (HxWxD): 18 x 12 x 10 12 in.

signed on front, lower edge: A. Rodin
inscribed on back, lower edge, at right: E. Godard / Fondr.Paris.
below signature: No. 6
on lower edge, left side: © by Musée Rodin 1972

Acc. No.: 1974.47

Credit Line: Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1974.47

Photo credit: Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

© Artist:


Provenance

  • 1970, July 8, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D7 RE9 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1970, December 10, Invoice date [D17 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1970, December 10, Delivery date [1E11.2 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1970, December 11, Payment date [D9 RE14 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1971, October 6, Private Collection [D39, D9 RE14 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1974, Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, May 20, 2015
  • 2003 Elsen and Jamison
    Albert E. Elsen, with Rosalyn Frankel Jamison, Rodin's Art. The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Edited by Bernard Barryte, with photographs by Frank Wing, [Stanford and New York], The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University in association with Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 593-595, n° 193
  • 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, vol. 2, pp.499-501, Grande main crispée avec figure implorante, 1906 ?, cet exemplaire est cité p. 499 : "Onze exemplaires, fonte Georges Rudier, entre 1965 et 1974 : [...] n°7, 1971, Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center, don Cantor Foundation, 1974"
  • 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, vol. 2, pp.499-501, Large Clenched Hand with Imploring Figure, 1906?, this copy is mentioned p.499: "Eleven casts by Georges Rudier, between 1965 and 1974: [...] no. 7, 1971, Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center, gift of Cantor Foundation, 1974"
  • 2011 Barryte and Tarbell
    Bernard Barryte and Roberta K. Tarbell, Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation, 1876-1936, Cantor Arts Center, exhibition catalogue (Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2011), p. 36