Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum, Providence

The RISD Museum
224 Benefit Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903 USA

Tel. 001 - 401 - 454 65 00
Fax 001 - 401 - 454 65 56

The RISD Museum traces the history of art from antiquity to the present through its collection of more than 85,000 works of art including work by Rodin and other 19th-century French sculptors Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, Jules Dalou, and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.

In 1966, a fund drive for $70,000 resulted in 372 donations toward the purchase of Rodin's Study for the Monument to Balzac. The Museum considers this nude version as perhaps the most controversial of several studies created by Rodin for this commission and a significant addition to the 19th-century bronzes in the Museum. It was unveiled in the Radeke Garden.

  Study for the Figure of Balzac, 1892, [Spear: version i, 
    nude, standing in the position of a wrestler, legs apart, 
    arms crossed on chest, bronze, foundry mark Alexis 
    Rudier, H. 50" (dark gold patina), 
    signed "Rodin, Original"]

  The Hand of God, 1890s?, marble, H. 39", 
     ex-Samuel P. Golt


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