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Inscription

on lower section of left arm in front: A. Rodin; on right shoulder in back: ALEXIS RUDIER / FONDEUR Paris; in relief on interior of left arm: A. Rodin

Marks and Labels

FM: Alexis Rudier

Provenance

Commissioned by Thomas Fortune Ryan [1851-1928], New York; by inheritance to his son, John Barry Ryan [1874-1942], New York; by inheritance to his son, John Barry Ryan, Jr. [d. 1966], London; by inheritance to his wife, Margaret Kahn Ryan [1901-1995], New York and London; gift 1974 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1910
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, November 1910.
1910
Salon de 1910, XXe Exposition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Grand Palais, Paris, April-June 1910, no. 1929, as Mr. R....
Bibliography
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 109-110.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 129.
1959
Alley, Ronald. Tate Gallery Catalogues. The Foreign Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture. London, 1959: 221-222.
1975
Hawkins, Jennifer. Rodin Sculptures. London, 1975: 31.
1981
Vincent, Clare. "Rodin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: A History of the Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (Spring 1981): 19-21, 32-33.
1985
Hare, Marion. "The Portraiture of Auguste Rodin." Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 1985: 585-590.
1987
Grunfeld, Frederic V. Rodin: A Biography. New York, 1987: 530-531.
1988
Beausire, Alain. Quand Rodin Exposait. Paris, 1988: 314, 316, 355, 359.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 206, 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: 399-402, color repro.