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Study for "La France"

Signed on right shoulder and on stamp inside: A. Rodin

Made in France, Europe

Modeled 1904; cast 1926

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917

18 3/4 x 17 x 13 1/2 inches (47.6 x 43.2 x 34.3 cm)

* Rodin Museum, Exit Foyer


Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929


For this allegorical personification of France, Rodin returned to the features of his assistant and lover, the sculptor Camille Claudel (French, 1864–1943), despite the fact that their relationship ended at least ten years earlier. In 1912 a cast of this work was presented by the French people to the United States in commemoration of explorer Samuel de Champlain’s discovery of the lake that bears his name.

More information on this object can be found in the following Theme:

  • Bronze Casting

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