Head of Sorrow

(1882; enlarged 1889-1904/cast 1954)

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

Bronze, 9 1/4 × 8 3/4 × 10 5/8 in. (23.3 × 22.2 × 26.9 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4329

Musee Rodin, Paris, 1954
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, to 10 May 1954
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 10 May 1954-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
CURT VALENTIN GALLERY, New York. "Auguste Rodin," 4-29 May 1954, no. 7, ill.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Waltham, Massachusetts. "Three Collections," 1-17 June 1955, no. 37.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 35. TOUR: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND ART, 11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 389.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, p. 103, 741, ill. 154.

Published References:
SALTMARCHE, KENNETH. "Notes on Special Exhibitions: 'Sculptue in Our Time,'" Art Quarterly 22 (Winter 1959), p. 351.
SPEAR, ATHENA TACHA. "A Note on Rodin's Prodigal Son' and on the Relationship of Rodin's Marbles and Bronzes," Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin, Oberlin College, Ohio, 27 (Fall 1969), no. L-2, p. 36.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 103, 741, ill. p. 154.
TANCOCK, JOHN. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1976), no. 9-3, see other casts, p. 162.

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