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Idyll of Ixelles (Idyll d'Ixelles)

European Art

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During his time in Belgium (1871–77), Rodin lived in the Brussels neighborhood of Ixelles. There he modeled this lively decorative group of a cherub and a young child. Its sentimental subject and delicate handling recall the eighteenth-century style that enjoyed a revival at that time.
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1883–1884, cast 1980
    DIMENSIONS 21 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (53.3 x 41.9 x 41.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Base, behind standing child: "F*C" Base, behind standing child: "© by Musée Rodin 1980"
    SIGNATURE Lower edge, behind seated child: "A. Rodin"
    INSCRIPTIONS Lower edge, behind seated child: "No 1" Lower edge, behind seated child: "1881"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917). Idyll of Ixelles (Idyll d'Ixelles), 1883–1884, cast 1980. Bronze, 21 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (53.3 x 41.9 x 41.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 84.77.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.77.4_bw.jpg)
    EDITION Edition: 1/8
    IMAGE overall, 84.77.4_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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