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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1152
People
Auguste Rodin, French (Paris, France 1840 - 1917 Meudon, France)
Title
The Man with the Broken Nose
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
1863-1864
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/230006
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze, with brown patina
Technique
Cast, sand
Dimensions
43 x 26.7 x 19 cm (16 15/16 x 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: removed from base, now in curatorial file, black ink, paper, typewritten: AUG. RODIN / "L'Homme au nez Casse" / This cast was given to Gustave Natorp / by Rodin, being the first of six only / which were cast for the artist. / Monsieur Natorp was the pupil / and friend of Rodin.
Provenance
Gustave Natorp, Purchased [in London?], 1882. [Scott & Fowles, New York, NY], sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1923, 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
1943.1152
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Anne Leslie, Rodin, Immortal Peasant, Prentice-Hall (New York, NY, 1937), pp. 41, 84

Ionel Jianou and Cecile Goldscheider, Rodin, Editions d'Art, Arted, Paris (Paris, France, 1967), p. 84, pl. 5

Jeanne L. Wasserman, ed., Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century Sculpture, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975), repr. p. 158, fig. 8, text p. 157, checklist p. 178

John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, David R. Godine and Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, 1976), listed, p. 476

Jacques de Caso and Patricia B. Sanders, Rodin's Sculpture: A Critical Study of the Spreckels Collection, Charles E. Tuttle Co. (Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan, 1977), p. 250-257, no. 50

Monique Laurent, "Observations on Rodin and His Founders", Rodin Rediscovered, ed. Albert Edward Elsen, National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., 1982), p. 286

Alain Beausire, Quand Rodin Exposait, Editions du Musée Rodin (Paris, France, 1988), p. 77

Anna Tahinci, "Private Patronage: Rodin and his Early British Collectors", Rodin, the Zola of Sculpture, ed. Claudine Mitchell, Ashgate Publishing (Burlington, VT, 2004), pp. 95-117, p. 108, repr. as fig. 5.1

Exhibition History

Annual Exhibition, 1876, Salon, Paris, Paris, 01/01/1876 - 12/31/1876

Unidentified Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, 1881, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 01/01/1881 - 12/31/1881

Metamorphoses in 19th-Century Sculpture, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/19/1975 - 01/07/1976

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu