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Gouache, with pen and brown and black ink and traces of magenta ink (faded), over graphite (recto), and graphite (verso) on cream wove paper, tipped onto cream wove paper
Inscribed lower left, on mount, in graphite: "1889 / Aug / Rodin"
21.7 × 17.4 cm (8 9/16 × 6 7/8 in.)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection
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Camera Work, nos. 34-35 (April-July 1911), p. 25 (recto).
Albert Elsen, Rodin (New York, 1967), p. 156 (recto).
Albert Elsen and J. Kirk T. Varnedoe, The Drawings of Rodin (New York, 1971), cover and no. 1 (ill.) (recto).
Marius de Zayas and Francis M. Naumann, “How, When, and Why Modern Art Came to New York, Arts Magazine 54:8 (April 1980), p. 98, fig. 6 (recto).
Marius de Zayas, edited by Francis M. Naumann, How, When, and Why Modern Art Came to New York (Cambridge, Mass, 1996), pp. 3 and 245, fig. 8 (recto).
New York, Photo-Secession Gallery, “Rodin Drawings,” 1910 (recto).
Washington D.C., The National Gallery of Art, “Rodin Drawings: True and False,” November 20, 1971-January 23, 1972, cat. 1; traveled to The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, March 9-May 14, 1972 (recto and verso).
Washington D.C., The National Gallery of Art, “Rodin Rediscovered,” July 4-October 4, 1981; traveled to The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, February 15-May 20, 1982, and the Musée Rodin, Paris, June-August 1982 (recto).
Williamstown, MA, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Museum, “Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern”, June 18 - September 18, 2022, traveled to Atlanta, High Museum of Art, October 21, 2022 - January 15, 2023, pp. 112 (ill.), 244, cat. 38, cat. by Anntoinette Le Normand-Romain and Christina Buley-Uribe, et. al.
Given by the artist to Edward Steichen (1879-1973) [notes in curatorial file]; given to Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946), New York, December 1910 [notes in curatorial file]; Stieglitz Estate (Georgia O’Keefe (1887–1986), executor); given to the Art Institute, 1949.
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