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Brother and Sister

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)


While Rodin is renowned for his images of torment and passionate love, he also devoted attention to tender sentiments such as a sister's devotion to her infant brother.

The squirming baby on the lap of the young woman exemplifies Rodin's fondness for poses that offer dynamic movement and lively views from multiple vantage points.

purchased from the 1920 International Exhibition, Pittsburgh

Object Information

artist
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)
creation date
modeled about 1890, Alex Rudier cast before 1920
materials
bronze
dimensions
15 5/8 x 7 x 8 1/2 in.
mark descriptions
signed at right: A. Rodin
accession number
20.76
credit line
Harry J. Milligan Bequest
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945
colors