Head of Baudelaire

(1898)/(cast 1954)

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

Bronze, 9 X 7 3/4 X 8 5/8 IN. (22.7 X 19.7 X 21.9 CM.)

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

Accession Number: 66.4339

Provenance:
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York
Unidentified private collector
Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, to 23 March 1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 23 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. 396, p. 228, ill. p. 24.
ART GALLERY OF TORONTO. "Baudelaire," 4 April-2 May 1963.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 91, p. 73, p. 741.
WELLESLEY COLLEGE MUSEUM, Wellesley, Massachusetts. "Duchamp-Villon's Baudelaire: Sources and Transformations," 26 January-25 March 1990, no. 3.
HECKSCHER MUSEUM, Huntington, New York. "Baudelaire's Voyages: The Poet and His Painters," 28 August 1993-14 November 1993, p. 176. TOUR: ARCHER M. HUNTINGTON ART GALLERY, University of Texas, Austin, 16 January-39 March 1994.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan. "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 1 July-6 August 1995, no. 16, 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.

Published References:
ASHTON, DORE. "New York Report," Das Kunstwerk 16 (October 1962), ill. p. 31.
UNSIGNED. "The Hirshhorn Approach," Time 80 (5 October 1962), p. 84.
RAYNOR, VIVIEN. "New York Exhibitions: The Hirshhorn Collection," Arts Magazine (November 1962), p. 41.
KUH, KATHERINE. "Great Sculpture," Saturday Review 45 (23 June 1963), ill. p. 19.
JIANOU, IONEL, and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1967), p. 107.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. Pioneers of Modern Sculpture (London: Hayward Gallery, 1973), ill. p. 32.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises (New York: Braziller, 1974), p. 42, no. 57, ill. p. 43.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 741, ill. 91, p, 73.
ZILCZER, JUDITH. "Raymond Duchamp-Villon," Bulletin of the Philadelphia Museum of Art 76 (Fall 1980), pp. 6-7, ill. 7.

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