Past exhibitions: Curses, Blasphemies, Lamentations: Goya & Rodin (Spring 2017): Châtiment

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)PunishmentThe work represents a man bent forward, carrying the body of a woman, surrounded by two female figures, who appear suspended in the air.  The title “Punishment” would seem to indicate that they are representations of the Greek Erinyes; the role of these deities, known by the Romans as the Furies, was to persecute criminals.Châtiment is one of three works cast for the centenary of Rodin’s death.Bronze 40 x 30 x 15,5 cmCast in 2017 by Fonderie de Coubertin, ParisInscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered Ed. 1/8, one of the eight examples in Arabic numerals, dated and stamped with foundry mark
Châtiment, 1906

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917) 

Punishment 

The work represents a man bent forward, carrying the body of a woman, surrounded by two female figures, who appear suspended in the air. The title “Punishment” would seem to indicate that they are representations of the Greek Erinyes; the role of these deities, known by the Romans as the Furies, was to persecute criminals. 

Châtiment is one of three works cast for the centenary of Rodin’s death. 

Bronze  

40 x 30 x 15,5 cm 

Cast in 2017 by Fonderie de Coubertin, Paris 

Inscribed ‘A. Rodin’, © by Musée Rodin and numbered Ed. 1/8, one of the eight examples in Arabic numerals, dated and stamped with foundry mark