Auguste Rodin

Room 21 – The Dorothy and Michael Hintze Galleries

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Auguste Rodin

Rodin paved the way for 'modern' sculpture, challenging accepted traditions in his figures, portraits, groups and conceptual works. The V&A has 23 Rodin sculptures, including 18 given by the sculptor himself in 1914.

Collection Highlights

relief
The Young Mother, relief, by Auguste Rodin, 1885, France
figure
(Detail) Torso of a woman, figure, by Auguste Rodin, about 1914, France
model
Study of a hand, model, sculpted by Auguste Rodin, made by Georges Rudier, about 1884 – 85, Paris, France
bust
La France, bust, by Auguste Rodin, early 20th century, France
figure
Inner Voice (The Muse), figure, sculpted by Auguste Rodin, made by Alexis Rudier, about 1896 – 97, France
bust
George Wyndham, bust, by Auguste Rodin, 1904, France
group
The Fallen Angel, group, by Auguste Rodin, 1895, France
print
Etudes de figures, drypoint print, by Auguste Rodin, about 1881
statuette
Despair, statuette, by Auguste Rodin, 1890 – 92, France
vase
Vase, designed by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, sculpted by Auguste Rodin, about 1876 – 78, Paris, France
bust
La Duchesse de Choiseul, bust, sculpted by Auguste Rodin, made by Montagutelli Frères, 1908, Paris, France
statuette
Metamorphosis of Ovid, statuette, by Auguste Rodin, about 1886, France
statue
St John the Baptist, statue, by Auguste Rodin, 1881, France
statue
The Age of Bronze, statue, by Auguste Rodin, about 1876, France

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