Signed front of neck to right: A. Rodin
Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917
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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