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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1146
People
Auguste Rodin, French (Paris, France 1840 - 1917 Meudon, France)
Title
The Age of Bronze
Other Titles
Original Language Title: L'Age d'Airain / Le Vaincu / L'Homme des Premiers Ages / L'Homme s'éveillant à la Nature
Alternate Title: The Age of Brass
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
c. 1875-1877, cast c. 1920-1930
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze with brown patina
Technique
Cast, sand
Dimensions
64.1 x 21.6 x 18 cm (25 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: on base, proper left of figure: A. Rodin
  • stamp: back of base, proper right: ALEXIS RUDIER. / Fondeur. PARIS
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1146
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, David R. Godine/Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 1976), p. 356

Séan Hemingway, "The Age of Bronze in Greece, Cyprus, and the Near East", Ancient Bronzes through a Modern Lens: Introductory Essays on the Study of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes, ed. Susanne Ebbinghaus, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2014), 20-37, pp. 21-22, fig. 2.1.

Susanne Ebbinghaus, ed., Ancient Bronzes through a Modern Lens: Introductory Essays on the Study of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes, Harvard Art Museum/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA, 2014), pp. 21-22, fig. 1.1

Exhibition History

Body Image in French Art and Visual Culture (18th and 19th Centuries), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

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