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The Kiss, 1901-4, marble


Crouching Woman, 1891, bronze, on loan from the V&A Museum

Tate Galleries, London

Tate Modern, Bankside
London SE1 9TG England

Tel. +44 - 20 - 7887 8000 (main information)
Tel. +44 - 20 - 7887 8008 (recorded information)
For specific phone/fax numbers, consult www.tate.org.uk

The Tate galleries house the national collection of British art from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Tate Britain, founded in 1897, is located at Millbank, London. Tate Modern, located at former Bankside Power Station, was opened on 12 May 2000. (For critical refelections on the Millenial Opening and "State Modernism" read the article by Robert Dixon)

At Tate Modern you will find the Tate collection of international modern art from 1900 to the present day. Two Rodin works are on display here: The Fallen Caryatid Carrying her Stone and The Kiss in a full-size pentelican marble version, which was originally acquired by an American, Edward P. Warren.

Warren lived in the town of Lewes, East Sussex, and had the sculpture installed in the hallway of Lewes House. When he later loaned it to the town it caused such a scandal that it was hidden from public view in a stable for nearly 20 years; since then, the Tate has owned it for 45 years. Prior to the opening of Tate Modern, The Kiss was welcomed back in Lewes for a millennium exhibition from June 1998 to January 2000 in the Lewes Town Hall, visited by over 1,000 people per day.

For the full story, read also: http://www.suntimes.co.za/1999/06/13/lifestyle/life06.htm

To learn more about the Tate Collections, you can Search the Tate's Database of 25,00 works and 12,000 images.

Search results on Rodin:

  The Fallen Caryatid Carrying her Stone ca. 1880-81, 
     cast 1950, H. 17 1/8"(on Display in Tate Modern)

   Crouching Woman, 1891, bronze [image] (Iris study)

   Brother and Sister 1891

   Balzac 1892, bronze [image]

   Woman on a Colum 1900-3, copper [image]

   The Kiss 1901-4, pentelican marble [image] Tate Modern

   Mrs Charles Hunter 1906

   Lord Howard de Walden ca. 1905-6


National Portrait Gallery Logo - link to our homepage


More info on images:

Sir William Henley

National Portrait Gallery, London

St Martin's Place
London WC2H OHE England

Tel. +44 - 20 - 7306 0055
Fax +44 - 20 - 7306 0056

Curator 19th century: Peter Funnell, 

The NPG has an excellent online Database for 11,000 of its over 1 million collection items.

Rodin work in permanent collection:

   William Ernest Henley, 1884-86, bronze head, H. 15,5"
      (Not on display). I could not check yet if this is the cast 
       that was installed by Rodin in the crypt in St. Paul´s 
      Cathedral in 1907.


Victoria Tower Gardens, London

The Victoria Tower Gardens are located on the Parliament grounds.

The London copy of the Burghers (No. 4) was cast in 1908 for the Belgian entepreneur Wouters-Dustin, sold after Wouters´death to Joseph Mommen who offered it to Rodin again. In the years 1910-11 the cast was installed in Bruxelles, before it was purchased by the National Art Collections Fund in London. At the installation in 1915, Rodin was able to realize his proposal of a ca. 5 m high pedestal, near to the Victoria Tower, against the will of the Comittee. In 1956 finally, the Monument was moved to the middle of the Gardens and placed much lower on a fragment of the original pedestal. 

As Susan Beattie and Thomas Appel point out, whatever pedestal is choosen, the Burghers will always cause controversy, because the Monument´s emotional content shocks the harmony of public space.

  Susan Beatty, The Burgher of Calais in London, The history of the purchase and siting of Rodin´s monument 1911-1956, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1986.


Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University

Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX12 2PH UK England

Tel. +44 - 1865 - 27 80 00

Western Art:
Tel. +44 - 1865-27 80 42
Fax +44 - 1865-27 80 56
E-mail: western-art@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

   The Age of Bronze, bronze, small reduced version, 
      H. 26" (black patina)

   The Thinker, bronze, reduced version, foundry mark 
      Alexis Rudier, H. 15¼" (black patina), from 
      Bocklebank bequest, 1927

   The Ascendancy (L´emprise, Le Péché), ca. 1885, 
      bronze (also described as bronze mixed with gold or 
      brass), 17.6 x 6 cm, L. Perzinka Fondeur [Lampert Nr. 92]



Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Trumpington Street, 
Cambridge, CB2 1RB, England

Tel. +44 - 1223 - 332900

This Museum has created an excellent online Database, that shows 21 Rodin works, mostly prints and drawings.

The sculptures:

   Femme Acroupie /Squatting Woman, bronze, 
      H. 31.5 cm, Georges Rudier, green patina. 
      Provenance Bequeathed: Gow, A.S.F. 1978 

   Frère et Soeur /Brother and Sister, bronze, H. 38.8 cm 
      overall green patina.  
      Provenance Bequeathed: 
      Knowles, Guy John Fenton 1959 
      Given to the testator by Rodin

   La Nature, bronze, H 15.5 cm, 
      L. Perzinka/fondeur/Versailles
      Provenance Bequeathed: 
      Knowles, Guy John Fenton 1959 
      Mrs Louise Knowles

  See a complete list, based on the Fitzwilliam Database.


Leeds City Art Gallery

The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AA England

Tel. +44 - 113 - 247 82 48
Fax +44 - 113 - 244 96 89

Curator of Sculpture and Head of Henry Moore Institute Programmes: Dr Penelope Curtis

   The Leeds City Art Gallery owns a 1907 cast of The Age 
      of Bronze, that was part of the Sir Martyn Becket 
      Collection. The sculpture was offered to the Leeds City 
      Art Gallery in 1994 and subsequently acquired. It now 
      stands in the entrance hall. 

   The Museums also owns Rodin´s La Grande Danseuse, 
      ca. 1911, bronze cast 1956, displayed in the upstairs 

Penelope Curtis and T. Friedman (Eds.), Leeds Sculpure Collections, Illustrated Concise Catalogue, Leeds, 1996.


E-mail: information

See also:

Henry-Moore-Institute for Sculpture, Leeds

74, The Headrow
Leeds, LS 1 3 AH England
Tel. +44- 113 - 246 7467 (Administration) 
Tel. +44- 113 - 234 3158 (Information line)
Fax +44- 113 - 246 1481

Adjoing the Leeds City Art Gallery, the Henry Moore Institute, as part of the Henry Moore Foundation, is a specialized sculpture study centre and the working place of Dr. Penelope Curtis, Curator of the Sculpture Collection of the Leeds City Art Gallery and author of the book: Sculpture 1900-45, After Rodin.

The Institute maintains an extensive sculpture reference Library, Archive, Slide and Video Library with over 14,000 printed items.




Manchester City Art Galleries

The Manchester City Art Gallery has opened again in March 2002. Contact:

Manchester City Art Galleries
Room 1025, Town Hall Extension
Lloyd Street
Manchester M60 2LA England

Principal Curator Fine Art: Sandra Martin
Tel. +44 - 161 234 1483

I could not find any Rodin entries on the Website, but the Museum owns at least a bronze cast of The Age of Bronze, according to the book by Jennifer Hawkins- Victoria & Albert Museum and the Athena Spear 1973 Supplement:

   The Age of Bronze, 1876-77, bronze, foundry mark Alexis
      Rudier, H. 71 x W. 28 x D. 20" (brown patina), 
      commissioned from the artist.

   According to the Joconde entry for the Musée d´Orsay, 
      the Manchester Gallery also owns a bust of Alphonse 
      Legrosse, 1881-82, bronze, 41 x 17.4 x 25.2 cm


Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

William Brown Street
Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EL England

Tel. +44 - 151 - 478 41 99

The National Museum and Galleries on Merseyside hold in trust more than one million objects and works of art from all over the world, covering fine and decorative art, archaeology and ethnology, natural and physical sciences and maritime, social and industrial history.
The Walker Art Gallery holds one of the most important sculpture collections outside London, ranging from 1300 to the present day. 

The Museum has an Excite searchable Database.

Rodin works in permanent collection:

   Minerva, sculpture, about 1896
   Sister and Brother (Young Girl holding a Baby), ca. 1885



For information and queries 
please contact Esta Jones at 
Southampton City Council:
E-mail e.jones@southampton.gov.uk Tel +44 - 23 80 - 83 27 43

Southampton City Art Gallery

Civic Centre, Commercial Road
Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7LP England

Tel. +44 - 1703 - 83 22 77
Tel. +44 - 2380 - 83 27 69 (recorded information)

   Eve, bronze







Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square
Birmingham , B3 3DH England

Tel. +44 - 121 - 303 28 34

Birmingham's principal museum and gallery is located in a Victorian building and displays works by British and European artists, along with contemporary paintings and collections of ceramics, sculpture, silver and stained glass. It contains works by Rodin and some major pre-Raphaelites.




Athena Spear mentions The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
University of Birmingham as the owner of 

   The Age of  Bronze, 1876-77, bronze, 
      H. 71 x W. 28 x D. 20".

Amongs the artists represented in the Barber Institute are Bellini, Botticelli, Holbein, Veronese, Stom, Baschenis, Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Poussin, Gainsborough, Turner, Delacroix, Ingres, Rossetti, Whistler, Manet, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Rodin, Gaugin, Picasso, Mattisse, Magritte, and Schiele.


Collection enquiries:

A.Rodin, 'young woman kissed by a phantom'

City Museum Museum Of Reading

Reading Museum Service
The Town Hall
Blagrave Street/Valpy Street
Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH UK
(do not mix it up with Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania, USA)

Tel. +44 - 118 - 939 98 00
Fax +44 - 118 - 939 98 81

It is not often a small town museum can boast a Rodin sculpture and the world's first biscuit gallery under one roof, tells us the Maidenhead Advertiser.

   The Reading Museum owns a bronze version of Young 
      Woman Kissed by a Phantom (23 x 44 x 24 cm), given 
      by the Family of the sculptor John Tweed, who had 
      worked with Rodin in Paris (See also Walker Art Museum, 
      Minnesota, for a marble replica).

Catalog references, supplied by Elaine Blake, Elaine.Blake@reading.gov.uk, Curator of Art & Ethnography:

  A. Elsen, In Rodin's Studio, Oxford, 1980, pp 176-7, pl. 81-2
Rodin: Sculpture and Drawings, exh. cat. by C. Lampert, London, Hayward Gallery 1986-7, pl. 213, no. 111
  Le Corps en morceaux, exh. cat. Paris, Musee d'Orsay, 1990
  Art Treasures of England - the Regional Collections, Royal Academy of Art, London. pub.in assoc. with Merrel Holberton. cat. 357 (includes photograph).


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