• Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
  • Female Figure from Eternal Idol - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
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Female Figure from Eternal Idol

Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Signed 'A Rodin'
Inscribed Copyright Musee Rodin numbered 7
Bronze with a rich dark brown patination
Height: 6.85 inches (17.39 cm)

Conceived 1882, cast 1961


The present work depicts the female figure taken from Rodin’s group Eternal Idol. The group was originally conceived whilst the sculptor was working on the Gates of Hell and the female figure shown here was later incorporated independently into the right hand section of the doorway. Sometime before 1890 the figure was combined with a kneeling male in the Eternal Idol.

Here the woman is depicted alone, clasping her right foot and leaning back elegantly. She looks down mysteriously and her outstretched left hand invites the viewer towards her as she perches on her right knee. We are invited to be taken under her spell, much in the way that the male figure (incorporated into the final group) can be seen kneeling before her, respectfully clasping his hands behind his back and tenderly kissing her stomach.

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