DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Auguste RODIN | Study for Monument à Whistler

RODIN, Auguste
France 1840 – 1917
regular visits to England after 1881, England 1914-16
Study for Monument à Whistler 1910
65.5 (h) x 33.0 (w) x 34.0 (d) cm
Not signed. Not dated
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney gift of David Jones Ltd in 2001

Rodin was Whistler’s successor as President of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers in London. The two artists had known each other for many years and Rodin was the obvious choice as sculptor for a memorial to Whistler. Using Gwen John as the model for the working drawings and the sculpture, Rodin created an image of a muse in meditation.

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