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Balzac, Smiling Head, known as Head I (Balzac, tête souriante dite Tête I)

European Art

On View: Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES ca. 1893; cast 1980
    DIMENSIONS 6 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (16.8 x 14.0 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Back, lower edge of hair: ".Georges Rudier./.Fondeur. Paris." Proper left neck at bottom edge: "© by Musée Rodin. 1980."
    SIGNATURE Proper left jowl: "A. Rodin"
    INSCRIPTIONS Proper left jowl/neck: "No 10"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 85.119
    EDITION 10/12
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the B. Gerald Cantor Collection
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    CAPTION Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Balzac, Smiling Head, known as Head I (Balzac, tête souriante dite Tête I), ca. 1893; cast 1980. Bronze, 6 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (16.8 x 14.0 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the B. Gerald Cantor Collection, 85.119. Creative Commons-BY
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    Balzac, Smiling Head, known as Head I (Balzac, tête souriante dite Tête I)