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Inscription

on proper left side of neck: A. Rodin; on proper right side of neck, in the back, incised by hand in model prior to casting: ALEXIS RUDIER / FONDEUR PARIS; on proper left underside of collarbone in raised letters, integral to cast: A. Rodin

Marks and Labels

FM: Alexis Rudier

Provenance

Gift 1913 to Bruno Walter [1876-1962];[1] by inheritance to his daughter, Lotte Walter Lindt [d. 1970], Breisgau, Germany; her estate; bequest 1972 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1981
Rodin Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, not in cat.
Bibliography
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 103.
1930
Clemenceau, Paul. "Gustave Mahler und Rodin." Die Kunstauktion 4, no. 29 (20 July 1930).
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 129.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 552-555.
1980
Gutmann, Danièle. "Auguste Rodin: Les Bustes de Gustav Mahler." Mémoire de maîtrise, Paris IV (1980).
1985
Gutmann, Danièle. "Histoire d'une commande: les bustes de Mahler par Rodin." Gustav Mahler: Un homme, une oeuvre, une époque. Exh. cat. Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1985: 141-145.
1985
Hare, Marion. The Portraiture of Auguste Rodin." Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 1985: 565-577.
1986
Gutmann, Danièle. "La Sécession et Auguste Rodin." Vienne 1880-1938: L'Aocalypse Joyeuse. Exh. cat. Centre George Pompidou, Paris, 1986: 564-575.
1987
Grunfeld, Frederic V. Rodin: A Biography. New York, 1987: 534-537.
1988
Beausire, Alain. Quand Rodin Exposait. Paris, 1988: 321-322, 327-330, 332-333, 335, 338, 344, 347-348.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 205, repro.
1996
Kausch, Michael. Auguste Rodin: Eros und Leidenschaft. Exh. cat. Harrach Palace, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1996: 236-238.
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: 394-399, color repro.