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Inscription

on proper left side, on a smoothed-out rectangular surface at bottom of self-base: A. Rodin 1906; above the primary signature, near the figure's knee, another signature, partially removed by a sculptor's tool: A R d i

Provenance

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

Exhibition History
1946
Rodin: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 5.
1965
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.
1981
Rodin Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 159.
Bibliography
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 48.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 41, 56-57.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 169.
1967
Descharnes, Robert, and Jean-François Chabrun. Auguste Rodin. Lausanne, 1967: 232-233.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 149, repro.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 168-171.
1986
Lampert, Catherine. Rodin: Sculpture & Drawings. Exh. cat. Hayward Gallery, London, 1986: 82.
1989
Vilain, Jacques. Claude Monet-Auguste Rodin: Centennaire de l'exposition de 1889. Exh. cat. Musée Rodin, Paris, 1989: 196-197.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 206, 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: 385-388, color repro.