Auguste Rodin, 'Vase Of The Titans'

Auguste Rodin, 'Vase Of The Titans'

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
'Vase Of The Titans'
About 1875-80
Lead-glazed earthenware
France (Sèvres)
Museum no. C.44-1970

This group of figures is almost certainly an early work by Rodin, modelled during the period he worked for the sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, director of the Sèvres porcelain works. The masterly modelling shows the influence of Michelangelo, whose work Rodin had studied in the Louvre and also during a visit to Italy in 1875-6.