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on face of base below thumb: A Rodin; on face of base below little finger: La Main de Dieu offerte par le / Musée Rodin à Monsieur B. Gerald CANTOR


Musée Rodin, Paris; gift 1973 to B. Gerald Cantor [1916-1996], Los Angeles;[1] Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, Los Angeles; gift 2011 to NGA.

Exhibition History
Possibly Venice Biennale, Fifth Exhibition, 1903, no. 23 in Room L.
Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917, Kunsthalle Basel, 1948.
Possibly Mostri di Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), Academia di Francia, Villa Medici, Rome, 1967, no. 21 (the dimensions in the catalogue do not match NGA 2011.100.1, although Gerald Cantor was told his plaster was shown in the exhibition).
Rodin: The B. Gerald Cantor Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, no. 65, repro.