A poet and dramatist, William Henley (1849–1903) was the editor of the<em> British Magazine of Art</em> from 1882 to 1886. He enthusiastically introduced Rodin's sculpture to his readers, even before the artist's work was well known in Paris. To thank him, Rodin made this bust.

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  • Title: Portrait of William E. Henley
  • Creator: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)
  • Date Created: 1882
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 42.5 x 22.2 x 28.8 cm (16 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 11 5/16 in.)
  • Provenance: W. E. Henley and Heirs; Henry Symons (Sale, American Art Galleries, 1915, no. 2062; [M. Knoedler & Co.]; James Parmelee, Washington, D.C., 1917.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1940.581
  • Medium: bronze
  • Inscriptions: inscribed on back: Rodin.
  • Department: Modern European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: France, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Bequest of James Parmelee
  • Collection: Mod Euro - Sculpture 1800-1960
  • Accession Number: 1940.581

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