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Hanako

Signed front of neck to right: A. Rodin

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
Modeled 1907; cast by 1929

Medium:
Plaster

Dimensions:
6 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches (17.1 x 12.1 x 11.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

* Rodin Museum, North Gallery

Accession Number:
F1929-7-87

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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Label:
Ōhta Hisa (1868–1945), a Japanese actress known as Hanako (Little Flower), performed for several years in Europe in a troupe directed by Loïe Fuller (American, 1862–1928), a pioneer of modern dance. Rodin met Hanako in 1906 and was transfixed by her range of expression, producing multiple studies of her face in varying states of anguish, fear, and serenity.


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