Adam and Eve Bearing the Body of Abel, modeled 1889, cast 1945

  • Auguste Rodin, French, 1840-1917
  • Alexis Rudier Foundry, French, 1874 - 1952

Bronze

  • Framed: Overall: 8 3/4 × 7 1/2 × 6 1/8 inches, 8.6 pounds (22.3 × 19 × 15.5 cm, 3.9 kg)

Founders Society Purchase, George M. and Mable H. Slocum Foundation Fund

73.227

Department

European Modern Art to 1950

  • Christianity
  • Men
  • Religious (people)
  • Bronze
  • Nudes
  • Sculpture
  • Figures (representations)
  • Rocks
  • Woman
  • Statuette
  • France
  • Abel

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed, back side, left: A. Rodin | 9/12

Inscribed, back side, bottom of side: Alexis Rudier | Fondeur, Paris

Provenance

(Leonard Baskin [1922-2000]); 1973-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Le Normand-Romain, Antoinette. The Bronzes of Rodin. Paris, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 619-620.

Rights Status

Auguste Rodin; Alexis Rudier Foundry, Adam and Eve Bearing the Body of Abel, modeled 1889, cast 1945, bronze. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, George M. and Mable H. Slocum Foundation Fund, 73.227.