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on right side of self-base, near the fingers of the figure: A. Rodin


Purchased 1910 from the artist by Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer, Mount Kisco, New York, and Washington, D.C.;[1] gift 1967 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Exhibition of Works by Members of the "Société des Peintres et Sculpteurs", Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo; Art Institute of Chicago; City Art Museum, St. Louis, 1911-1912, no. 125, repro.
The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 2009-2010, unnumbered catalogue (shown only in Washington).
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 58.
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 56.
Alley, Ronald. Tate Gallery Catalogues. The Foreign Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture. London, 1959: 223-224.
Hawkins, Jennifer. Rodin Sculptures. London, 1975: 22, figs. 14 and 15.
Barbier, Nicolle. Marbres de Rodin: collection du musée. Paris, 1987: 102-103.
Beausire, Alain. Quand Rodin Exposait. Paris, 1988: 104, 117, 123, 135, 194, 253, 327, 367.
Vilain, Jacques. Claude Monet-Auguste Rodin: Centennaire de l'exposition de 1889. Exh. cat. Musée Rodin, Paris, 1989: 200-201.
Barbier, Nicolle. Rodin sculpteur: Oeuvres méconnues. Exh. cat. Musée Rodin, Paris, 1992: 119-126.
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 201, repro.
Norman Herz, Katherine A. Holbrow and Shelley G. Sturman. "Marble Sculture in the National Gallery of Art: a Provenance Study." In Max Schvoerer, ed. Archéomatériaux: marbres et autres roches: ASMOSIA IV, Bordeaux, France 9-13 october 1995: actes de la IVème Conférence international de l’Association pour l’étude des marbres et autres roches utilizes dans le passé. Talence, 1999: 101-110.
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: 338-342, color repro.