Mask of The Man with a Broken Nose

1864, cast by 1928

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

Bronze, 12 1/2 X 7 5/8 X 5 5/8 IN. (31.5 X 19.4 X 14.3 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.4334

Provenance:
Hammer Galleries, New York, to September 1961*
James Graham and Sons, New York, to 13 October 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 13 October 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*According to Graham. See letter dated 1 June 1972 in Archives.

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 387, ill. p. 17.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 85, ill. p. 70, p. 740.

Published References:
ASHTON, DORE. "New York Report," Das Kunstwerk 16 (October 1962), p. 26.
MATES, ROBERT. Photographing Art (New York: Amphoto, 1966), ill. p. 120.
MATES, ROBERT. "Photographing Sculpture and Museum Exhibits," Curator 10 (June 1967), p. 123, ill. p. 121.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1968; Third edi., rev. by Daniel Wheeler, 1986, ill. 120), pp. 56-57, ill. 69.
LERNER, ABRAMS, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), pp. 112, 740, iIl. 85.
LYNES, RUSSEL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5 (December 1974), p. 40.
TANCOCK, JOHN. The Sculpture of August Rodin (Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1976), no. 19-2, pp. 476, 477, and see other casts, p. 478.
MARTINEZ, BENJAMIN, and JACQUELINE BLOCK. Visual Forces (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1987), fig. B, p. 11.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection