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Image: Allegory of Spring (Le Printemps)

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Allegory of Spring (Le Printemps)

ca. 1883
19th century
148 x 99 mm (5.8 x 3.9 in.)

Auguste Rodin, French, (1840–1917)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Drypoint on laid paper
State: Only state
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: This was included as an original print in the March 1902 “Gazette des Beaux-Arts” for Roger Marx’s article “Les Pointes Sèches de Rodin.” The article was also issued separately as an illustrated pamphlet, and an unspecified number of additional impressions of “Le Printemps” were made on laid paper for its separate publication. The DAC’s impression would seem to be from this latter group.
Marks: Signed or inscribed in pencil, lower right: “A. Rodin” (signature questionable because the print was published unsigned)
Bibliography: Loys Delteil 4 (vol. 6); Thorson, Rodin Graphics (San Francisco: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1975), pp. 28–31.
Credit Line: Gift of Juwil C. and Virgil W. Topazio (BA Wesleyan 1943), 1984
Accession Number: 1984.29.101

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This object has the following keywords:
  • allegory
  • nudes - Representations of unclothed human figures. [February 1998 related term added, "nudity"; alternate descriptor changed, was "nude". September 1990 descriptor added.]
  • seasons
  • spring

Dimensions
  • plate Dimensions: 148 x 99 mm (5.8 x 3.9 in.)

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