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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1153
People
Auguste Rodin, French (Paris, France 1840 - 1917 Meudon, France)
Title
Mariana Russell (Mrs. John Russell) (1865-1908)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Bust of Mrs. Russell
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
1888, cast 1917-1918
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229817
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze with reddish brown patina
Technique
Cast, sand
Dimensions
46.4 x 24.8 x 28.2 cm (18 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l. side of base: Rodin; interior in relief: A. Rodin
  • inscription: right side of base, incised: ALEXIS RUDIER. FONDEUR. / PARIS
  • inscription: left side of base: a Rosa Benedite / Rodin
Provenance
Auguste Rodin, Paris, cast 1888, bequest; to Rosa Bénédite, 1916, sold; to Grenville Liindall Winthrop, New York, NY, May 1928 [through Martin Birnbaum [1] ], bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.

[1] Birnbaum worked with Rosa Bénédite's daughter, Eva Ungemach (nee Bénédite)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1153
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, David R. Godine and Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 1976), p. 595-6, under no 109

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), p. 27, repr. as fig. 13

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), no. 118, pp. 289-291, repr. in color

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 118, pp. 198-299, repr. in color

Exhibition History

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004

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