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Photographe : Jacques Gavard

Brother and Sister

Brother and Sister
  • Brother and Sister
  • Brother and Sister
  • Brother and Sister
  • Brother and Sister
  • Brother and Sister

Brother and Sister

Auguste Rodin Sculpture reproduction

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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

This small group is a combination of pre-existing figures. The seated female figure was borrowed from Rodin’s Galatea, itself inspired by Camille Claudel’s Young Girl with a Sheaf (c.1887), and the boy can be related to the figures of children that Rodin modelled in the 1870s and 1880s.

A young adolescent girl with angular forms clasps her chubby younger brother to her chest as he sits on her knees. This gentle, charming little group appears as a counterpoint to the tragic universe that Rodin was exploring during the same period in The Gates of Hell

Auguste Rodin seems to have reworked a theme (a sister holding her younger brother) handled by Carpeaux in the 1870s but viewed from a different perspective. Whereas Carpeaux’s figures were clearly identified as two orphans, victims of the events of the Paris Commune and its subsequent suppression, Rodin abandons all reference to a specific historical context and simply represents a scene of tenderness.

Edited by: musée Rodin
Dimensions of Brother and Sister: H. 38 ; W. 18 ; D. 20 cm (Inches: H. 15  in ; W. 7 in ; D. 7 in). Weight: about 5.5 kilos. 
Cast in the same size as the originals 
Material: resin with bronze patina


These reproductions are accompanied by a history of the work.

The symbol and description "Reproduction - musée Rodin" guarantee the authenticity of the sculpture reproduction.

© Rodin Museum - Paris

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