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Eternal Springtime

Inscribed on plaque, front cetner: A R.L.Stevenson/au sympathique/ Artiste au grand/ et cher poète/ A Rodin

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917

Made in France, Europe

Modeled 1884; cast 1886

Plaster, painted white

26 x 27 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches (66 x 70.2 x 42.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

* Rodin Museum, West Gallery

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Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Rosenberg, 1953

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Eternal Springtime developed out of Rodin’s ambitious project for The Gates of Hell and demonstrates the artist’s tendency to reuse and adapt figures from earlier compositions. The female figure is based on a sensuous torso that appears in the upper left portion of The Gates. Here, she is fully formed and joined in an erotic embrace with a male figure who has small wings on his back, like the mythological Cupid.

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