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Inscription

on back: en Souvenir de Paris / l'an 1907 / a monsieur J.W. / Simpson de / New York en grande Sym / pathie A Rodin

Provenance

Gift 1907 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. 15, as Study of Head.
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. 80.
Bibliography
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 50.
1936
Cladel, Judith. Rodin: Sa vie glorieuse, sa vie inconnue. Paris, 1936: 146.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 64.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 169, as Study for "St. John the Baptist," Gates of Hell.
1967
Descharnes, Robert, and Jean-François Chabrun. Auguste Rodin. Lausanne, 1967: 85, 241.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 149, repro., as Study for "St. John the Baptist," Gates of Hell.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 205-209.
1977
de Caso, Jacques, and Patricia B. Sanders. Rodin's Sculpture: A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection. San Francisco, 1977: 85-87.
1981
Elsen, Albert E. "When the Sculptures Were White: Rodin's Work in Plaster." In Rodin Rediscovered. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981: 130.
1989
Vilain, Jacques. Claude Monet-Auguste Rodin: Centennaire de l'exposition de 1889. Exh. cat. Musée Rodin, Paris, 1989: 189.
1993
Rosenfeld, Daniel G. "Auguste Rodin's Carved Sculpture." Ph.D. diss., Stanford University, 1993: 413-417.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 203, 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: 357-360, color repro.