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Inscription

lower right: Dessin fait / cette matinee 7 juillet / 1908 / et dedie / a mon ami / John Woodruffe / Simpson / Aug. Rodin

Provenance

Mrs. John W. Simpson [1869-1943]; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1946
Rodin: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 20, as Seated Figure.
1965
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966.
Bibliography
1946
Rodin: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1946: no. 20.
1971
Elsen/Varnedoe 1971, fig.86.
1981
Varnedoe, Kirk. "Rodin's Drawings." In Rodin Rediscovered. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981: no. 328, fig.. 7.74, repro. 187.