Inscribed on front of base: A Mon AMI / R MArX / Rodin
Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917
In Greek mythology Andromeda is offered as a sacrifice to a sea monster in order to save her father’s kingdom. Chained to a rock to await her fate, she is saved by Perseus, who at first mistakes her for a marble statue. The Rodin Museum owns the first marble version of this subject, made for the French art critic Roger Marx (1859–1913).