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Head of Crying Girl

Signed lower left of base and on stamp inside: A.Rodin Foundry mark lower right side of supporting member: ALEXIS RUDIER./ FONDEUR. PARIS

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

Made in France, Europe

Modeled 1885-1890; cast 1925


12 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (31.1 x 17.1 x 11.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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Rodin originally intended to place two decorative panels at the bottom of each side of The Gates of Hell (Philadelphia Museum of Art, F1929-7-128). The panels each contain a weeping girl in the center. These heads were intended to embody all of the sadness and anguish of the inhabitants of hell and were described as “contorted with pain and weeping unrestrainedly, with disheveled hair.”