Artist: Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date: ca. 1911
Dimensions: Height (each): 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1987
Accession Number: 1987.179.1, .2
The Metropolitan Museum's Rodins sparked the initial enthusiasm of one of the great collectors of the art of the French sculptor. In a spirit of reciprocity, B. Gerald Cantor and his wife, Iris, gave more than thirty sculptures by Rodin to the Museum during the 1980s. The two figures from the collection of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney were presented to her by Rodin during a visit to his studio in Paris at the Hôtel Biron in 1911.