9 November 2000
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Main droite de Pierre de Wiessant
signed 'A.Rodin' (lower right), and dated and inscribed with foundry mark '© by musée Rodin 1965. Georges Rudier Fondeur Paris.' (along the bottom edge); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the inside)
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 135/8 in. (34.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1885-1895; this bronze version cast in 1965
Musée Rodin, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, circa 1965.
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A.T. Spear, Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1967, pl. 102 (another cast illustrated, p. 82).
Musée Rodin, ed., Rodin, les mains, les chirurgiens, Paris, 1983, no. 13 (another cast illustrated, p. 36).
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