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Third Architectural Model for "The Gates of Hell", (1880)/(cast 1926)

Auguste Rodin, French, b. Paris, 1840–1917

Tinted plaster, 39 1/2 X 25 X 7 1/4 IN. (100.3 X 63.5 X 18.4 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1974

Accession Number: 74.168

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris, 1926
Sir Edmund Davis, Chilham Castle, Kent, England, 1926-21 February 1939
Lady Davis, Chilham Castle, 21 February 1939-27 March 1942
Christie, Manson & Woods, London, Sale, 27 March 1942, lot 134
Arcade Gallery, London, 27 March 1942-c. 1948
H.J. Laufer, London, c. 1948-30 March 1957
Philip Granville, London, 30 March 1957
Peridot Gallery, New York, 30 March 1957-19 May 1966
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 19 May 1966-25 September 1974
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1974

Exhibition History:
PERIDOT GALLERY, New York. "Sculpture and Drawings," 23 December 1957-11 January 1958, ill.
PERIDOT GALLERY, New York. "Painting and Sculpture," June 1960, no cat.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Rodin," 29 April-10 September 1963, no. 28. TOUR: CALIFORNIA PALACE OF THE LEGION OF HONOR, San Francisco, 19 October-8 December, no. 34.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Rodin Rediscovered," 28 June 1981-2 May 1982.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Relief Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection," 26 January-13 April 1986, no cat; checklist no. 6, ill. p. 2.

Published References:
BURROWS, CARLYLE. "Art: Events on Hand for Holiday Season," New York Herald Tribune (29 December 1957), sec. 6, p. 9.
MUNSTERBERG, HUGO. "In the Galleries: European Drawings and Sculpture," Arts 32 (December 1957), p. 52, ill.
PRESTON, STUART. "The State Department Builds Abroad," New York Times (29 December 1957), sec. 2, p. 9.
UNSIGNED. "1960--The Aftermath of a Revolution in Art," New York Times (5 June 1960), sec. 2, p. 16.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. Rodin (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1963), p. 37, ill. p. 39.
JIANOU, IONEL, and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1969), p. 87.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 51, 740, ill. 86.
TANCOCK, JOHN. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1976), no. 2, see other casts, p. 110.
KESSLER, PAM. "Museums and Galleries: Risk, Romance in 'Relief'," Washington Post (31 January 1986), weekend section, p. 37.
RICHARD, PAUL. "A Matter of Great Relief," Washington Post (3 February 1986), p. B4, ill.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection