Head of a Woman with a Chignon (Tête de Femme au chignon)
On View: Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st floor
The specificity of the features on this tiny but compelling head indicates that Rodin may have been working after a particular model. A head with the same low forehead, deep eye sockets, and fleshy nose and lips appears near the top of The Gates of Hell, suggesting that the figure may have originated in that project.
ca. 1890-1900; cast 1971
2 1/4 × 1 1/2 × 2 1/8 in., 0.5 lb. (5.7 × 3.8 × 5.4 cm) (show scale)
Under chin: "Susse Fondeur Paris"
Back, neck, bottom edge: "© by Musée Rodin 1971"
Neck, proper left: "A. Rodin"
Neck, proper left: "No 8"
Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
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Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Head of a Woman with a Chignon (Tête de Femme au chignon), ca. 1890-1900; cast 1971. Bronze, 2 1/4 × 1 1/2 × 2 1/8 in., 0.5 lb. (5.7 × 3.8 × 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 84.75.13. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.75.13_bw.jpg)
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