Study for a Monument

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917

Made in France, Europe

Modeled mid- 1890s; cast c. 1926


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

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

* Rodin Museum, Northeast Gallery

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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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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