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Signed lower right side of base: A. Rodin Foundry mark back of center of base ALEXIS RUDIER / FONDEUR PARIS.

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

Made in France, Europe

Modeled 1879; cast 1925

Bronze; marble base

30 1/2 x 22 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (77.5 x 57.8 x 36.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

* Rodin Museum, North Gallery

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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In 1879 the young Rodin entered a competition for a public monument honoring the French Republic, which resulted in this fierce-looking bust of Bellona, the Roman goddess of war. The model was his mistress and later wife, Rose Beuret (French, 1844–1917).

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