Torso of a Woman
- Evelyn Beatrice Longman (American, Winchester, Ohio 1874–1954 Osterville, Massachusetts)
- 12 x 4 x 4 1/2 in. (30.5 x 10.2 x 11.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1912
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Longman executed “Torso of a Woman” as a companion piece to “Seated Female Figure” (27.21.4). The tilting truncated figure seated solidly on a rocklike form has a distinguished artistic lineage. By deliberately choosing to render an incomplete figure, Longman joined a corps of turn-of-the-twentieth-century artists, most notably French sculptor Auguste Rodin, who relied on the part to imply the whole.