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Idyll of Ixelles (Idyll d'Ixelles)

European Art

During his time in Belgium (1871–77), Rodin lived in the Brussels neighborhood of Ixelles. There he modeled this lively decorative group of a cherub and a young child. Its sentimental subject and delicate handling recall the eighteenth-century style that enjoyed a revival at that time.
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1883-1884, cast 1980
    DIMENSIONS 21 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (53.3 x 41.9 x 41.9 cm)
    MARKINGS Base, behind standing child: "F*C" Base, behind standing child: "© by Musée Rodin 1980"
    SIGNATURE Lower edge, behind seated child: "A. Rodin"
    INSCRIPTIONS Lower edge, behind seated child: "No 1" Lower edge, behind seated child: "1881"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    EDITION Edition: 1/8
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
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