William Rothenstein was a champion of August Rodin.
Drawing of August Rodin by William Rothenstein, 1906
© the artist's estate. All Rights Reserved 2010 / Bridgeman Art Library
- Chalk Dimensions: 24 x 19 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- George Bernard Shaw through The Art Fund
Rothenstein saw the first version of Rodin's famous 'The Kiss' on show at the 1898 Salon in Paris and was instrumental in commissioning a larger version for his friend EP Warren for Lewes House in Sussex. This version of the sculpture was later purchased by Tate with the help of an Art Fund grant in 1953.