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  • Title: Allegory of Spring (Le Printemps)
  • Creator: Auguste Rodin
  • Date Created: ca. 1883
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed or inscribed in pencil, lower right: “A. Rodin” (signature questionable because the print was published unsigned)
  • Print State: Only state
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of Juwil C. and Virgil W. Topazio (B.A. Wesleyan 1943), 1984
  • Materials & Techniques: Drypoint on laid paper
  • Keywords: allegory, nudes, seasons, spring
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Edition: This was included as an original print in the March 1902 “Gazette des Beaux-Arts” for Roger Marx’s article “Les Pointes Sèches de Rodin.” The article was also issued separately as an illustrated pamphlet, and an unspecified number of additional impressions of “Le Printemps” were made on laid paper for its separate publication. The DAC’s impression would seem to be from this latter group.
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 148 mm x 99 mm (5.83 in. x 3.9 in.). Sheet dimensions: 275 mm x 187 mm (10.83 in. x 7.36 in.).
  • Bibliography: Delteil 4 (vol. 6); Thorson, "Rodin Graphics" (The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1975), pp. 28-31
  • Associated People: Created by Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)
  • Accession Number: 1984.29.101

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