Head of St. John The Baptist

(1887), cast by 1953

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

Bronze, 5 1/2 X 8 1/8 X 10 1/2 IN. (14.0 X 20.5 X 26.7 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.4338

Provenance:
Mr. Barrett, California
Victor Hammer, New York, by consignment
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, sale no. 2096, 21 March 1962, lot 35
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 21 March 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. 388, p. 228.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 88, p. 71, p. 740.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan. "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 1 July-6 August 1995, no. 13, p. 60. 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.

Published References:
JIANOU, IONEL, and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1967), p. 101.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 740, ill. 88, p, 71.
TANCOCK, JOHN. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1976), fig. 21-4, pp. 205, 206, 209.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection