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Inscription

incised on base between the feet: A. Rodin; in raised letters on underside of base inside left foot: A. Rodin; in raised letters behind right heel, on underside of base: A. Rodin

Provenance

Purchased 1903 from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Simpson, New York; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1905
Loan Collection of Paintings by Claude Monet and Eleven Sculptures by Auguste Rodin, The Copley Society of Boston, Copley Hall, 1905, no. 3, as Saint Jean, San Bras et Sans Tête.
1946
Rodin: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 8.
1965
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.
1969
The Partial Figure in Modern Sculpture from Rodin to 1969, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, 1969-1970, no. 60, repro.
1972
Rodin Drawings: True or False, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, 1972.
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
1981
Loan as single-object temporary exhibition, Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C., 1981.
1981
Rodin Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 286.
1993
In the Sculptor's Landscape: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 1993, no. 82.
Bibliography
1889
Bartlett, Truman H. "Auguste Rodin, Sculptor." American Architect and Building News (19 January-15 June 1889): 99.
1913
Dujardin-Beaumetz, Henri-Charles Etienne. Entretiens avec Rodin. Paris, 1913: 65-66.
1917
Cladel, Judith. Rodin: The Man and His Art. Translated by S.K. Star. New York, 1917: 258-260.
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 29.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 16-17.
1948
Cladel, Judith. Rodin. Paris, 1948: xvi-xix.
1954
Schmoll, J.A. Der Torso als Symbol und Form. Baden-Baden, 1954: 61-62.
1963
Elsen, Albert E. Rodin. New York, 1963: 28-33, 173-174, 180-181.
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: 55, 213.
1967
Elsen, Albert E., in collaboration with Henry Moore. "Rodin's 'Walking Man' as seen by Henry Moore." Studio International (July-August 1967): 26-31.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 148, repro.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 357, 360, 364, 365, 369.
1977
de Caso, Jacques, and Patricia B. Sanders. Rodin's Sculpture: A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection. San Francisco, 1977: 77-79.
1981
Vincent, Clare. "Rodin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: A History of the Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (Spring 1981): 26.
1983
Schmoll, J.A. Rodin--Studien: Persönlichkeit--Werke--Wirkung--Bibliographie. Munich, 1983: 131-132, 135.
1986
Lampert, Catherine. Rodin: Sculpture & Drawings. Exh. cat. Hayward Gallery, London, 1986: 160-161.
1989
Goldscheider, Cécile. Auguste Rodin: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté. Lausanne, 1989: 130.
1990
Pingeot, Anne. "Homme qui marche." In Le corps en morceau. Exh. cat. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1990: 124-127.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 209, repro.
1996
Kausch, Michael. Auguste Rodin: Eros und Leidenschaft. Exh. cat. Harrach Palace, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1996: 255-256.
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: 317-320, color repro.