Study for a Monument

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
Modeled mid- 1890s; cast c. 1926

Medium:
Plaster

Dimensions:
20 1/2 x 12 x 11 inches (52.1 x 30.5 x 27.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

Object Location:

* Rodin Museum, Northeast Gallery

Accession Number:
F1929-7-114

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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Label:
In 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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