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Inscription

on left shoulder: A. Rodin; on underside of right shoulder in raised letters: A. Rodin

Provenance

Purchased 1906 from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Simpson, New York; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1908
Renaissance and Modern Bronzes, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1908, no. 164, as La Minerve, portrait of Mlle. C..
1965
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.
Bibliography
1912
Hanotaux, Gabriel. Les Annales Politiques et Litéraires (19 May 1912): 165-167, 211-219.
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 111-112.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 114-115.
1963
Elsen, Albert E. Rodin. New York, 1963: 194-195.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 168.
1967
Descharnes, Robert, and Jean-François Chabrun. Auguste Rodin. Lausanne, 1967: 129.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 148, repro.
1975
Hawkins, Jennifer. Rodin Sculptures. London, 1975: 25-26, pls. 22 and 23.
1976
Frel, Jiri, and Harvey West. Rodin: The Maryhill Collection. Exh. cat. The J. Paul Getty Musuem, Los Angeles; Washington State University, Pullman. Pullman, 1976: 40-41.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 601-604.
1977
de Caso, Jacques, and Patricia B. Sanders. Rodin's Sculpture: A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection. San Francisco, 1977: 288-291.
1986
Lampert, Catherine. Rodin: Sculpture & Drawings. Exh. cat. Hayward Gallery, London, 1986: 131-135.
1988
Beausire, Alain. Quand Rodin Exposait. Paris, 1988: 257, 258, 259, 271, 283, 291, 349, 355, 359.
1993
Butler, Ruth. Rodin. The Shape of Genius. New Haven and London, 1993: 470.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 202, repro.
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 376-381, color repro.