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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

The cast of Rodin's hand was taken by moldmaker Paul Cruet (1880-1966) three weeks before Rodin's death.

Maker: Rudier, Georges

Main de Rodin tenant un torse féminin

Hand of Rodin Holding a Female Torso [Museum's Title: Cast of Rodin's Hand with a Small Torso]

modeled c. 1917, cast 1973

bronze 8/12 ; sand cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

assemblage

Dimensions (HxWxD): 7 x 9 x 15 12 ; weight: 5.29 Ib [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

signed on right side of wrist: A. Rodin
inscribed on wrist, left side: Georges Rudier / Fondeur.Paris
on back of wrist: © by Musée Rodin 1973

Acc. No.: 1974.48

Credit Line: Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1974.48

Photo credit: Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

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Provenance

  • 1972, January 12, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D7 RE9 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1973, April 25, Delivery date [1E11.2, D13 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1973, May 2, Invoice date [D13 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1973, May 5, Payment date [D9 RE15 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1973, June 30, Private Collection [D40, D9 RE15, ACHD103, ACHD109 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. 596-597, n° 194
  • 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. 501 : "Dix exemplaires supplémentaires par Georges Rudier, entre 1966 et 1976: [...] 8/12, 1973, 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, work not listed in this catalogue but mentioned p. 501: "Ten further casts by Georges Rudier, between 1966 and 1976: [...] 8/12, 1973, Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center, gift of Cantor Foundation, 1974"
  • 2009 Miller, Jason, Shively B.
    Miller, Jason, Shively, Steven B. editor, Teaching the Works of Willa Cather "A French Connection: Teaching Cather's My Antonia Through Rodin's Art" (Green Tower Press, 2009), p. 64
  • 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. 141