A Woman and Child by Auguste Rodin

A nude woman and child with the woman half-leaning against a surface on the left and supporting the child.

Details

Medium:
Pen & ink wash
Dimensions:
12 x 8 cm
Acquired in:
1905
Presented by:
Claude Phillips through The Art Fund

The design was for a group-wash drawing. The unusual technique has been related to Rodin's early training in the Sèvres porcelain factory, where a process of building up white slips on a dark base was practised. Claude Phillips, who gave the drawing to the British Museum, was one of Rodin's earliest English supporters, and a co-founder of the Art Fund in 1903. This is one of two drawings presented to the museum by the donor.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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