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Protection

French
19th century
1916
Auguste (René) Rodin (French, 1840–1917)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 4.1 cm (3 13/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.167

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Obverse: A nude couple of a man and woman embracing; inscribed below “Rodin”.

Reverse: Inscribed “”PROTECTION”/—/COMPOSÉ PAR/AUGUSTE RODIN/POUR/”THE FRENCH ACTORS FUND”/AU PROFIT DE L’/AIDE AUX ARTISTES/ET EMPLOYÉS DE THÉÂTRE/EN COLLABORATION/AVEC/L’ASSOCIATION/DES/DIRECTEURS DE THÉÂTRE/DE PARIS/-PARIS.NEW-YORK/MCMXVI”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed below "Rodin".

Reverse: Inscribed ""PROTECTION"/---/COMPOSÉ PAR/AUGUSTE RODIN/POUR/"THE FRENCH ACTORS FUND"/AU PROFIT DE L'/AIDE AUX ARTISTES/ET EMPLOYÉS DE THÉÂTRE/EN COLLABORATION/AVEC/L'ASSOCIATION/DES/DIRECTEURS DE THÉÂTRE/DE PARIS/-PARIS.NEW-YORK/MCMXVI".

Provenance

By 1920, T. Tileston Wells; 1920, gift of T. Tileston Wells to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 5, 1919)

Credit Line

Gift of T. Tileston Wells