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Identification and Creation

Object Number
1943.1141
People
Auguste Rodin, French (Paris, France 1840 - 1917 Meudon, France)
Title
Antonin Proust (1832-1905)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Portrait Head of Antonin Proust
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
August 1884
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229673

Physical Descriptions

Medium
Bronze with brown patina
Technique
Lost-wax process
Dimensions
51.8 x 24.8 x 24.7 cm (20 3/8 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: back of neck, l.l.: Rodin
  • inscription: back of neck, l.r., stamp: Bingen fondeur

Provenance

Recorded Ownership History
Antonin Proust, purchased from the artist's estate, 1905. Rikoff, France, sold; to Haro, Paris, France [through Galerie Georges Petit, 1907, lot 29]. Baron Joseph Vitta, Paris, France, 1907, sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1935 [via Martin Birnbaum], bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1141
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Permissions

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Publication History

  • André Michel, "Le Salon de 1885", Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1885), no. 2, pp. 116-128, p. 124
  • Octave Mir