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Rodin: Sculptures, Drawings, and Prints

October 6 – December 12, 1946
Ground Floor, West Central Lobby

Auguste Rodin, Katherine Seney Simpson (Mrs. John W. Simpson), 1902-1903, marble, Gift of Mrs. John W. Simpson, 1942.5.16

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: These works by Auguste Rodin were given to the Gallery in 1942 by Mrs. John W. Simpson, a patron of Rodin. The exhibition included reduced versions in bronze of The Thinker and The Age of Bronze; the marble bust of Mrs. Simpson; and wash drawings of dancers. In addition to these 27 pieces, 6 drypoints from the Rosenwald collection were shown. The exhibition was organized by Charles Seymour Jr., reestablished as curator of sculpture after several years' absence with the War Department.

Catalog: Rodin: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, by Elizabeth Mongan and Charles Seymour Jr. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1946.

Rodin, Auguste
French, 1840 - 1917