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Nude Woman Standing, Seen from the Back with Her Hands on Her Hips

A work made of graphite with stumping, watercolor and pen and black ink on cream wove paper prepared with a light blue wash.

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  • A work made of graphite with stumping, watercolor and pen and black ink on cream wove paper prepared with a light blue wash.

Date:

1898/1900

Artist:

Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917

About this artwork

Sculptor Auguste Rodin was a prolific draftsman who, especially in his later years, made thousands of drawings of nude models in his studio. Energetic and fluid, they record unexpected poses and unusual viewpoints that depart from any established European art-historical precedents.

A contemporary described Rodin’s method: “Equipped with a sheet of paper … and a graphite pencil … he gets his model to strike a more or less unstable pose, then draws quickly without taking his eyes off the model. The hand roams haphazardly, the pencil often runs off the page… . Not once does [he] look at it. This snapshot of movement is taken in less than a minute.”

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Auguste Rodin

Title

Nude Woman Standing, Seen from the Back with Her Hands on Her Hips

Origin

France

Date

1898–1900

Medium

Graphite with stumping, watercolor and pen and black ink on cream wove paper prepared with a light blue wash

Inscriptions

Signed in graphite, recto, lower right: “Aug. Rodin.”; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "1/2 Live or" ?

Dimensions

327 × 243 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.862

Extended information about this artwork

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