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Inscription

on lower back: offert à madame & / monsieur J.W. Simpson / A. Rodin / 1908 / terre-cuite originale faite / en 1875

Provenance

Purchased 1908 from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Simpson, New York; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1946
Rodin: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1946, no. 1, as A Young Woman.
1965
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.
1974
Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, unnumbered checklist.
Bibliography
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 167.
1966
Butler Mirolli, Ruth. "The Early Work of Rodin and Its Background." Ph.D. dissertation, New York University. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1966: 120.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 147, repro.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 579.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 646, no. 1025, repro.
1989
Goldscheider, Cécile. Auguste Rodin: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre sculpté. Lausanne, 1989: 52.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 200, repro.
1997
Le Normand-Romain, Antoinette. Vers l'Age d'airain: Rodin en Belgique. Paris, 1997: 124-152.
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: 308-310, color repro.