Study for a MonumentMade in France, Europe
Modeled mid- 1890s; cast c. 1926
Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917
* Rodin Museum, Northeast Gallery
F1929-7-114Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929
LabelIn this study for an unknown monument, a seated man rests in the lap of a nude female while a winged figure hovers over them. The composition also includes a lyre and originally bore the inscription “the earth gives generously,” suggesting that the work might have been created as a funerary monument for a poet.
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