The historical core of the Museum“s Rodin gallery consists of the works
the textile merchant and millionaire Thomas Fortune Ryan had bought from
Rodin. Among these works were The Shadow, the bust portrait of Comtess
Anne de Noailles, and the marble sculptures Orpheus & Euridice,
1893, and Pygmalion & Galathea, 1908-09.
Moreover, this Museum, too, holds a major Rodin collection from a
Cantor Donation, consisting of ca. 60 sculptures.
Some highlights from the collection:
Age of Bronze, bronze (green patina), given in 1907
by Ms. John Simpson, foundry mark Alexis
The Martyr (from the Gates of Hell), bronze,
enlarged, L. 62¼"
Burghers of Calais (cast 1985, installed in 1989)
was.../The Old Courtesan, bronze, H. 20"
Balzac - Portrait
The Hand of God, 1890“s?, marble, 29 x 29 x 23",
carved by Victor Frisch [Spear, pl. 99]
Orpheus & Euridice, marble, Euridice figure H. 26½"
[Spear pl. 72]
Clare Vincent, Rodin at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a History of the
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The "Hands of Rodin" was also shown in following
Los Angeles County Museum
of Art; December 12, 1996 - March 2, 1997, Los Angeles,
March 27 - June 22, 1997
Museum of Art
Brigham Young Univerity
October 24, 1997 - January 24, 1998, Provo, Utah
February 13 - May 17, 1998
Little Rock, Arkansas
Portland Art Museum
June 1, 1998 - August 31, 1998, Portland, Oregon.
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
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Curator for European Painting and Sculpture: Elisabeth Easton
To the highlights of its European holdings the Brooklyn Museum
counts the Cantor 1986 gift of 58 works by Auguste Rodin, including 12
studies and figures from The Burghers of Calais. This donation is
described in "Rodin: The Cantor gift to the Brooklyn Museum,"
by Lynne Ambrosini and Michelle Facos, which was published in connection
with the opening of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery at The
Brooklyn Museum, September 1987.
From 18 July 1997 - 28 Sept. 1997, the Brooklyn Museum participated
in the exhibition: "The Hands of Rodin: A Tribute to B. Gerald
Cantor's Fifty Years of Collecting, organized by the Iris and B. Gerald
Cantor Foundation and Rachael Blackburn, Curator of Exhibitions at the
Foundation. Elizabeth Easton, Associate Curator of Painting and
Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, coordinated the exhibition in
Brooklyn. It also served as a testament to the enthusiasm of B. Gerald
Cantor, who died in 1996.
On August 23, 1999, the Brooklyn Museum opened a newly arranged