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Signed left shoulder and inside in relief: A. Rodin Foundry mark rear of base to left: Alexis. Rudier./Fondeur Paris

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Cast by the founder Alexis Rudier, Paris, 1874 - 1952.

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
Modeled c. 1867-1868; cast 1925

Medium:
Bronze

Dimensions:
15 1/2 x 12 x 19 1/2 inches (39.4 x 30.5 x 49.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

* Rodin Museum, North Gallery

Accession Number:
F1929-7-10

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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Label:
In 1864 Rodin met Rose Beuret (French, 1844–1917), a seamstress who became his studio helper, the mother of his son Auguste-Eugène, and his lifelong companion—despite the artist’s inability to remain faithful to her. The enigmatic title of this portrait may refer to an 1866 opera of the same name by composer Ambroise Thomas (French, 1811–1896), which featured a spirited, jealous lover.


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