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Provenance

Made from a cast of a terracotta (no longer extant) owned by Gabriel Hanotaux [1853-1944]; by descent to his nephew, A. de Fondscolombe. (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26 May 1977, no. 50 bis).[1] (sale, Sotheby's, London, 29 March 1984, no. 523).[2] (sale, Hôtel des Ventes, Enghien-les-Bains, 25 June 1987, no. 208); B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation, New York; gift 1988 to NGA.

Bibliography
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 114.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 136-138.
1970
Nicolson, Benedict. "Rodin and Lady Sackville." The Burlington Magazine 112 (January 1970): 37-43.
1981
Rosenfeld, Daniel. "Rodin's Carved Sculpture." In Rodin Rediscovered. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981: 99-100.
1985
Hare, Marion. "The Portraiture of Auguste Rodin." Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 1985: 617-624.
1987
Barbier, Nicolle. Marbres de Rodin: collection du musée. Paris, 1987: 76-77.
1987
Grunfeld, Frederic V. Rodin: A Biography. New York, 1987: 613-618.
1987
Hare, Marion. "Rodin and His English Sitters." The Burlington Magazine 129 (June 1987): 372-381.
1993
Butler, Ruth. Rodin. The Shape of Genius. New Haven and London, 1993: 483-487.
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: 402-406, color repro.