Balzac, Nude Study C, Large Version (Balzac, étude de nu, grand modèle)
Rodin's first idea was to represent Balzac in middle age, when he (like Rodin) was at the height of his creative power. This study of a powerful, broad-bellied, middleaged man was made relatively early in the monument's process of development. The mass of metal between the figure's legs is a casting of the remaining clay left from the molding of the figure, indicating that the figure was never intended to be considered for the final monument.
- Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, 1840-1917
- Cast By: Georges Rudier Fondeur, Paris
- Medium: Bronze
- Place Made: France
- Dates: 1892-1893; cast 1972
- Dimensions: 49 7/8 x 19 1/4 x 26 1/2 in., 148 lb. (126.7 x 48.9 x 67.3 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Lower edge of base, near proper right foot: ".Georges Rudier./.Fondeur. Paris." Lower edge of base, near proper left foot: "© by Musée Rodin. 1972."
- Signature: Front, top of base, proper left: "A. Rodin"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
- Accession Number: 85.198
- Edition: 9/12
- Credit Line: Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Balzac, Nude Study C, Large Version (Balzac, étude de nu, grand modèle), 1892-1893; cast 1972. Bronze, 49 7/8 x 19 1/4 x 26 1/2 in., 148 lb. (126.7 x 48.9 x 67.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 85.198. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)