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Inscription

on left side of chin in graphite: Mme K Simpson esquisse pour le portrait / 12 septembre 1909 / A. Rodin

Provenance

Gift 1909 from the artist to 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. 13, as Study Mask.
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. 76.
2011
Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation, 1876-1936, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, 2011-2012, fig. 216.
Bibliography
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 169.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 149, repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 205, 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: 368, 370-372, color repro.