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Study to the Sculpture of Writer Madame Séverine Auguste Rodin

Artist

Auguste Rodin Paris, 1840 – Meudon, 1917

Date ca. 1893
Object type drawing
Medium, technique black crayon on paper
Dimensions

321 × 270 mm

Inventory number 1935-2767
Collection Prints and Drawings
On view This artwork is not on display

Caroline Rémy, who also used the pen name Madame Séverine, belonged to Rodin’s circle of friends, and often defended the sculptor in the press when he was aggressively criticised. In 1893 Rodin modelled a portrait sculpture of her, which was later cast in bronze. In preparation for this sculpture the artist drew several studies of Madame Séverine’s head from various viewpoints; this typically sculptural drawing, emphasizing the plasticity of the face, is one of these studies.

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