Orpheus and Eurydice

Dublin Core

Title

Orpheus and Eurydice

Subject

Orpheus, Eurydice

Description

Originally modeled for The Gates of Hell, where it was apparently intended to illustrate a poem from Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, this group was abandoned by Rodin in the final version of The Gates but given a second existence under the present title. The figure of Eurydice is recognizable as that of the Martyr and exemplifies Rodin's propensity for exploring the multiple interpretations of a single form.

Creator

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)

Date

1893-01-01/1893-12-31

Date Available

probably modeled before 1887, carved 1893

Provenance

Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910
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Charles T. Yerkes (until 1910) Ex coll.: Charles T. Yerkes (until 1910; sale, American Art Association, New York, January 22, 1910, no. 251); [ American Art Association , New York, April 11–13, 1910, no. 251; sold to Ryan] ; Thomas Fortune Ryan , New York (1910; his gift to MMA)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture
marble

Physical Dimensions

Overall (confirmed): 48 3/4 x 31 1/8 x 25 3/8 in. (123.8 x 79.1 x 64.5 cm)

Files

Citation

Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), “Orpheus and Eurydice,” Mapping Mythology: A Digital Collection of Classical Mythology in Post-Antique Art, accessed August 17, 2017, http://mappingmythology.com/items/show/94.