Walking Man

Auguste Rodin, French, b. Paris, 1840–1917
Musee Rodin, Paris, 1962
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, January-4 March 1963*
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 4 March 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*This cast was probably commissioned by JHH through Galerie Calude Bernard. See VJF memo of 25 October 1995 in file.
Exhibition History
GALERIE CLAUDE BERNARD, Paris. "Auguste Rodin," January 1963, no. 1, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington, DC (organizer). "The America's Smithsonian: 150th Anniversary Exhibition," TOUR: Los Angeles, 9 February-7 March 1996; Kansas City, Missouri, 19 April-19 May; New York City, 11 June-24 July; Providence, 16 August-19 September; St. Paul, 11 October-14 November; Houston, 7 December-12 January 1997; Portland, 3 February-9 March; Birmingham, 1 April-11 May; San Jose, 3 June-11 July.
Published References
WATT, ALEXANDER. "Rodin Unknown, Homage to Atlan. Paris Commentary," Studio 165/841 (May 1963), 216.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1968), p. 57, 114, ill. 72.
JACOBS, JAY. "Collector: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Art in America 57 (July-August 1969), p. 69, colorpl.
JIANOU, IONEL, and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1969), p. 86.
JACOBS, JAY. "Quality as Well as Quantity: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Collector in America, ed. by Jean Lipman (New York: Viking, 1971), p. 83, colorpl.
ZANINI, WALTER. Tendencias da escultura moderna (Sao Paolo: Cultrix, 1971), p. 27, no. 5.
LERNER, ABRAM. An Introduction to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), no. 32, ill.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 103, 741, colorpl. 221.
LYNES RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5 (December 1974), p. 41, colorpl. p. 39.
MERILLAT, HERBERT CHRISTIAN. Modern Sculpture: The New Old Masters (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974), p. 2-4, 64, ill. 4.
COURTHION, PIERRE. "Le plus grand musee de sculpture du monde: La Collection Hirshhorn," XXe siècle 45 (December 1975), p. 30.
TANCOCK, JOHN. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1976), no. 65, no. 65-1, see related works, p. 369.
FENTON, DEBORAH T. Paris and the American Avant-Garde, 1900-1925 (Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1980), fig. 14, p. 19.
SELZ, PETER. Art in our Times: A Pictorial History 1890-1980 (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and Harry N. Abrams, 1981), ill. p. 76, no. 167.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, second ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1986), p. 133, ill., no. 6-11.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, fourth ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), no. 6-17, ill. p. 134.
LEWIS, RICHARD, and SUSAN I. LEWIS. The Power of Art (New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1995), no. 7-13, ill. p. 115.
UNSIGNED. "Smithsonian Packs Up Its Show to Hit the Road," New York Times National (25 November 1995).
TRESCOTT, JACQUELINE. "Smithsonian Marks 150th With Biggest Exhibit Ever," Washington Post (14 December 1995), pp. A1, A19.
MOESER, VICKI. "Smithsonian packs travel bags," Torch, no. 96-1 (Washington DC: A Monthly Newspaper for Smithsonian Institution, January 1996), ill.
GOLDBERGER, PAUL. "An Attic Of Stuff, All Real," New York Times (14 June 1996), p. C1, C14.
TANSEY, RICHARD G. and FRED S. KLEINER. Gardner's Art Through The Ages, tenth ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1996), no. 26.91, p. 1012.
UNSIGNED. "America's Attic," USA Today (July 1996), ill. p. 26.
BAKER, KENNETH. "America Trophies," San Francisco Chronicle (31 July 1997), p. C1, ill. p. C3.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C. : Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and
Hudson, 1998), no. 5, ill. p. 42.
TRESCOTT, JACQUELINE. "History Comes Home," Washington Post (12 February 1998), p. E2.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. "Body Language: The Figure in Sculpture," (Vero Beach Museum of Art, FL, 2009), fig. 1, p. 3. [exhibition brochure]
AQUIN, STEPHANE, et al. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: The Collection (New York: DelMonico Books, 2022), pl. 5, p. 35.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Data Source
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Accession Number
84 1/4 × 61 5/8 × 28 7/8 in. (214 × 155.8 × 73.1 cm)