bronze with dark brown patina
18.23 in. (46.30 cm.) (height)
Conceived between 1887-1895; this bronze version cast in 1900
signed 'A. Rodin' (on the right side of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'L. Perzinka Fondeur' (on the back of the base)
A.E. Elsen, Rodin, New York, 1963, pp. 70-85. B. Champigneulle, Rodin, London, 1967, p. 280, no. 26. I. Jianou and C. Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, pp. 97-99 (plaster version illustrated, pls. 40-41). R. Descharnes and J.-F. Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, Lausanne, 1967, p. 111 (plaster version illustrated). J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadephia, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 376-402 (plaster version illustrated, pp. 377-378). G. Marotta, ed., Auguste Rodin, New York, 1981, p. 49. I. Ross & A. Snow, eds., Rodin, A Magnificent Obsession, New York, 2001, pp. 54 and 59 (monumental version illustrated). A.E. Elsen, Rodin's Art, The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, New York, 2003, p. 72 (another cast illustrated, figs. 60 & 61). A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, pp. 39, 51, 81, 212-216 and 227 (other versions illustrated).
Private collection, Germany, by whom acquired in the early 1900s, and thence by descent to the present owner.