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Portrait of William E. Henley

Portrait of William E. Henley

1882

Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Bronze

Overall: 42.5 x 22.2 x 28.8 cm (16 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 11 5/16 in.)

Bequest of James Parmelee 1940.581

Description

A poet and dramatist, William Henley (1849–1903) was the editor of the British Magazine of Art 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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