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Inscription

left side of front of base: A. Rodin; right side of back of base: Alexis RUDier / Fondeur.Paris.; in relief on interior of base at back: A. Rodin

Marks and Labels

FM: Alexis Rudier; painted numerals in white on interior of base at back: 77; chalk or crayon numeral on interior of back: 3; on interior wall of base at back, in green paint: X

Provenance

(Marlborough Fine Art Limited, London, and Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome), by 1958; sold 1965 to David Baron [1894-1991], St. Louis, Missouri; gift 1978 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1958
XIX and XX Century European Masters: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Marlborough Fine Art Limited, London, 1958, no. 90, repro., as Les Trois Graces.
1981
Rodin Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 265.
1987
Sculpture: Looking into Three Dimensions, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska, 1987-1988, unnumbered.
2009
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.
Bibliography
1887
Geffroy, Gustave. "A. Rodin." La Justice (19 May 1887).
1889
Bartlett, Truman H. "Auguste Rodin, Sculptor." American Architect and Building News (19 January-15 June 1889): 225.
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 63.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 67.
1967
Spear, Athena Tacha. Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, 1967: 8, 60-61, 64, 99.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 215-219.
1981
Roos, Jane. "Rodin, Hugo, and the Pantheon: Art and Politics in the Third Republic." Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, New York. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1981: 651-652.
1988
Beausire, Alain. Quand Rodin Exposait. Paris, 1988: 105, 125, 131, 148, 157, 178, 181-182, 211, 233, 251, 255, 330.
1988
Fonsmark, Anne-Birgitte. Rodin: La collection du Brasseur Carl Jacobsen à la Glyptothèque. Copenhagen, 1988: 122-123.
1993
Rosenfeld, Daniel G. "Auguste Rodin's Carved Sculpture." Ph.D. diss., Stanford University, 1993: 470-474.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 207, repro.
1998
Porter, John R., and Yves Lacasse. Rodin à Québec. Quebec, 1998: 154-155.
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: 354-357, color repro.