Crouching Woman

French
1886
Auguste (René) Rodin (French, 1840–1917)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

H: 17 11/16 in; W: 14 1/8 in; D: 13 3/8 in

Accession Number

17.3133

Medium or Technique

Stone; marble

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

This image developed out of Rodin’s work on the bronze doors known as the Gates of Hell, particularly his exploration of ideas for the figures of the damned. He often reworked or reused figures to achieve new expressive goals. Here, the tight posture and the weight of the stone on the figure’s neck convey physical, spiritual, and emotional burdens almost too heavy to bear.

Provenance

Samuel Isham (b. 1855 - d. 1914), Paris and New York; 1914, the estate of Samuel Isham; 1917, gift of Julia Isham (Mrs. Henry Osborn Taylor), executrix of the estate, to the MFA. (Accession date: October 4, 1917)

Credit Line

From the Estate of Samuel Isham, N.A. Gift of Julia Isham (Mrs. Henry Osborn Taylor), Executrix