Head of a Laughing Boy

Signed on neck to right: A Rodin Foundry mark back of neck to left: ALEXIS RUDIER / FONDEUR PARIS

Camille Claudel, French, 1864 - 1943. Cast by the founder Alexis Rudier, Paris, 1874 - 1952.

Made in France, Europe

Modeled 1891-1892; cast 1925


6 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches (16.2 x 11.1 x 14 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

* Rodin Museum, North Gallery

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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Jules Mastbaum purchased these bronzes as the work of Auguste Rodin, but recently they have been reattributed to Camille Claudel, who worked closely with Rodin in the 1880s and early 1890s. Plaster versions of both heads were signed by Claudel, but the bronzes made from them were mistakenly stamped “A. Rodin.”

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