RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Rudier, Georges

Le Lion qui pleure

Le Lion Qui Pleure

modeled 1881, this cast 1955



Dimensions (HxWxD): 11 14 x 13 14 x 6 12 in.

signed right rear: A. RODIN
front : 1881 / MAI / GARDE
inscribed: Musee Rodin 1955 Georges Rudier Fondeur Paris

Acc. No.: JL1998.076

Credit Line: JKM Collection, National Museum of Wildlife Art

Photo credit: ph. National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole

© Artist : public domain


  • JKM Collection, Joffa (1957-2012) and Bill Kerr Wildlife Art Collection


  • Museum's website (June 5, 2019)
  • 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 absente de ce catalogue
  • 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 in this catalogue


  • Museum's website (ccessed June 5, 2019):
    The original plaster model was made in 1881, at the time of the death of Mrs. Edmond Turquet, the wife of the Undersecretary of State of Fine Arts, who loved Rodin, and made him having the order of the Gates of Hell (?). The Lion and the device "Garde Bien" written on a banderole formed the family coat of arms of Octavie de montgomery, the woman who passed away. An hommage for the family from Helene Marraud at the Musee Rodin in Paris [?]. This is one of an unnumbered edition of 7 to 12 casts, all posthumous made by Georges Rudier for Musee Rodin