Idyll of Ixelles (Idyll d'Ixelles)
On View: Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st floor
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.
1883-1884, cast 1980
21 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (53.3 x 41.9 x 41.9 cm) (show scale)
Base, behind standing child: "F*C"
Base, behind standing child: "© by Musée Rodin 1980"
Lower edge, behind seated child: "A. Rodin"
Lower edge, behind seated child: "No 1"
Lower edge, behind seated child: "1881"
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
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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)
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