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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Rudier, Georges

Figure de femme à mi-corps

Half-Length Figure of a Woman [Museum's Title: Study of a Woman's Torso]

modeled c. 1910?, cast 1967

bronze, no.4, sand cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

torso

Dimensions (HxWxD): 28 12 x 14 12 x 26; weight: 78.37 Ibs [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

signed on proper left hip: A. Rodin
marked on proper left buttock: C (copyright) by musée Rodin 1967
marked on proper right buttock: .Georges Rudier. / .Fondeur.Paris.

Acc. No.: 68.34

Credit Line: Gift of the B.G. Cantor Art Foundation

Photo credit: Image courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1966, June 7, Commissioned by the Musée Rodin, Paris [D7 RE9 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1967, May 9, Invoice and delivery date [1E11.2, D8 RE13 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1967, June 21, Payment date [ACHD78 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1967, July 22, Bernie Gerald Cantor [D38, D8 RE13 archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1968, Gift of the B.G. Cantor Art Foundation

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed August 23, 2018)
  • 1967 LACMA
    Hommage to Rodin, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967 (no. 40, p. 68)
  • 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. 266-269, fig. 2013
  • 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. 1, p. 368, Figure de femme à mi-corps, c. 1910 ?, cet exemplaire est cité p. 368 : "Dix exemplaires (n° 3 à 11 et I/I), fonte Georges Rudier, entre 1966 et 1984 : [...] n° 4, 1967, Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, don Cantor Foundation, 1968"
  • 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. 1, p. 368, Half Length Figure of a Woman, c. 1910?, this copy is mentioned p. 368: "Ten casts (nos. 3 to 11 and I/I) by Georges Rudier, between 1966 and 1984: [...] no. 4, 1967, Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, gift of Cantor Foundation, 1968"

Exhibitions

  • 1967-1969 Los Angeles/Houston/Brooklyn/Richmond/San Francisco

    Hommage to Rodin, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 1967-January 7, 1968; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, January 31-March 3, 1968; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, May 13-August 25, 1968; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, September 16-October 20, 1968; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA, November 21, 1968-January 5, 1969


    1978 Richmond

    Degas, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, May 22-July 9, 1978


    1980-1982 Courtland/Newport News

    The Romantic Bronzes, Walter Cecil Rawls Museum and Library, Courtland, VA, November 20 – December 16, 1980; Peninsula Arts Association, Newport News, VA, April 8-May 11, 1982


    2013-2014 Abingdon

    European Modern: Master Artists from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Statewide Exhibition, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, August 23, 2013 – January 5, 2014


    2014 Roanoke

    From Picasso to Magritte: European Masters from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Taubman Museum of Fine Art, Roanoke, VA, January 25-August 23, 2014