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Study Madame Séverine to an authoress's sculpture

Artist: Rodin, Auguste
(Paris 1840 – 1917 Meudon)

Date: ca. 1893
Medium: black chalk on paper
Dimensions: 321 × 270 mm
Classification: drawing
Acquisition Credit: gift of Pál Majovszky, 1934
Inventory Number: 1935-2767
Department: Prints and Drawings

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Study Madame Séverine to an authoress's sculpture

Caroline Rémy, who also used the pen name Madame Séverine, belonged to Rodin's circle of friends, and often defended the sculptor in the press when he was aggressively criticised. In 1893 Rodin modelled a portrait sculpture of her, which was later cast in bronze. In preparation for this sculpture the artist drew several studies of Madame Séverine's head from various viewpoints; this typically sculptural drawing, emphasizing the plasticity of the face, is one of these studies.