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Inscription

on truncated end below Tithonus' head: L'Aurore se leve de la / couche du beau Typhon / Metamorphose / d'Ovide; on the side under Tithonus' left elbow: hommage à Mme Kate Simpson / A Rodin / 1907

Provenance

Acquired 1907 from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Simpson, New York; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1965
Wax Sculptures by Degas, Sculptures and Drawings by Rodin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1965-1966, no cat.
1981
Rodin Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1981-1982, no. 78.
Bibliography
1927
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. Paris, 1927: 105.
1944
Grappe, Georges. Catalogue du Musée Rodin. 5th ed. Paris, 1944: 118.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 169.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 147, repro.
1976
Tancock, John. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Philadelphia, 1976: 276-279.
1987
Barbier, Nicolle. Marbres de Rodin: collection du musée. Paris, 1987: 164-174.
1992
Barbier, Nicolle. Rodin sculpteur: Oeuvres méconnues. Exh. cat. Musée Rodin, Paris, 1992: 81-91.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 199, 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: 382-385, color repro.