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Inscription

on a smoothed irregular rectangle on bottom left side: A. Rodin

Provenance

Acquired 1902 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. 6, as Girl and Cupid (Premieres[sic] Impressions d'Amour).
1965
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
1981
Rodin Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 150, as Fleeting Love.
Bibliography
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 49.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 169, as Woman and Child.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 149, repro., as Woman and Child.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 182-185.
1977
de Caso, Jacques, and Patricia B. Sanders. Rodin's Sculpture: A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection. San Francisco, 1977: 99-100.
1977
Walker Art Gallery. Foreign Catalogue. Vol. 1., Liverpool, 1977: 332.
1988
Beausire, Alain. Quand Rodin Exposait. Paris, 1988: 91, 125, 196, 217, 235, 237, 241, 266, 332.
1993
Rosenfeld, Daniel G. "Auguste Rodin's Carved Sculpture." Ph.D. diss., Stanford University, 1993: 436-443.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 209, 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: 351-354, color repro.