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Inscription

on proper lower left side: A. Rodin / N.12; inside head: A. Rodin; stamped into bronze at back of neck: G. Rudier / Fond.Paris.

Provenance

Cast 1965 by the Musée Rodin, Paris; sold to (Dominion Gallery, Montreal). (sale, Sotheby's, London, 30 November 1967, no. 76); purchased by (Hector Brame, Paris) for Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1995 to NGA.

Bibliography
1917
Cladel, Judith. Rodin: The Man and His Art. Translated by S.K. Star. New York, 1917: 161-165.
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 97.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 123-124.
1962
Keene, Donald. "Hanako." New Japan 14 (1962): 125-127.
1967
Spear, Athena Tacha. Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, 1967: 32-37, 93-94.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 546-551.
1977
de Caso, Jacques, and Patricia B. Sanders. Rodin's Sculpture: A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection. San Francisco, 1977: 304-309.
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1981
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1984
Suketaro, Swada. Little Hanako. Nagoya, 1984.
1987
Grunfeld, Frederic V. Rodin: A Biography. New York, 1987: 521-522.
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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: 392-394, color repro.