Torso of a Young Woman

(1909)/(cast 1959)

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

Bronze, 33 3/4 x 18 1/4 x 12 3/4in., 104lb. (85.7 x 46.4 x 32.4cm, 47.2kg)

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

Accession Number: 66.4337

Provenance:
Musee Rodin, Paris, 1959
Alan Gallery, New York, to 31 January 1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 31 January 1962-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 397, ill. p. 26.
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON LIBRARY, Austin, Texas. "Sculptors and Their Drawings: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 4 October 1974-5 January 1975, ill. p. 3.
GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, South Carolina. "Modern Sculptors and Their Drawings: Selected Works from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," 30 November 1977-22 January 1978, ill. p. 50. TOUR: COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART, South Carolina, 5 February-19 March; GIBBES ART GALLERY, Charleston, South Carolina, 4 April-14 May.
COOPER-HEWITT MUSEUM, Smithsonian Institution, New York. "Smithsonian," 11 September 1979-6 January 1980, no. cat.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan. "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 1 July-6 August 1995, no. 17, ill. TOUR: ODAKYU MUSEUM, Tokyo, 9 August-27 August; IWAKI CITY ART MUSEUM, 23 September-5 November; TAKAMATSU CITY MUSEUM OF ART, 10 November-10 December.
[LAUREN ROGERS MUSEUM OF ART, Laurel, Mississippi. Installed in outdoor courtyard, summer 2001 (one year loan renewable for up to three years)].

Published References:
ASHTON, DORE. "New York Report," Das Kunstwerk, 16/4 (October 1962), p. 25, ill. p. 29.
JIANOU, IONEL, and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1967), p. 100, no. 36, ill. (erroneously catalogued as plaster and with incorrect dimensions).
ELSEN, ALBERT E. Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises (New York: Braziller, 1974), p. 74, 109, no. 94, ill. p. 75.
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection