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Young Girl with Flowers in her Hair (Jeune fille aux fleurs dans les cheveux)

European Art

Rodin modeled this decorative bust while working in the studio of the Neo-Rococo sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse in the 1860s. It is one of several similar works from this era that demonstrate his attempt to capitalize on this eighteenth-century revival style, which flourished during the Second Empire (the reign of Napoleon III, 1852–70).
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1865–1870, cast 1979
    DIMENSIONS 19 x 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (48.3 x 34.9 x 24.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Back, lower edge: "Fonderie de Coubertin" Copyright mark--Back, lower edge: "© by Musée Rodin 1979"
    SIGNATURE Under proper right shoulder: "A. Rodin"
    INSCRIPTIONS Proper right: "No 8"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917). Young Girl with Flowers in her Hair (Jeune fille aux fleurs dans les cheveux), 1865–1870, cast 1979. Bronze, 19 x 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (48.3 x 34.9 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 84.210.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.210.6_bw.jpg)
    EDITION Edition: 8/12
    IMAGE overall, 84.210.6_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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