Hand of Rodin Holding a Torso

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Cast by Paul Cruet, French, 1880 - 1966.

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
Cast 1917

Medium:
Plaster

Dimensions:
6 1/4 x 9 x 3 3/4 inches (15.9 x 22.9 x 9.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

* Rodin Museum, North Gallery

Accession Number:
F1929-7-109

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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Label:
In the weeks leading up to Rodin’s death in November 1917, his assistant Paul Cruet made a cast of the artist’s right hand and inserted Small Torso A, one of many plaster fragments crowding Rodin’s studio. This composite work combines a cast made from life with an original work of art.


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