Artist Auguste Rodin, French, 1840-1917
Foundry Persinka, French, 1896-1901
Title
  • Head of Balzac
Date 1897
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 7 1/8 × 7 1/16 × 6 5/8 inches, 10.8 pounds (18.1 × 17.9 × 16.8 cm, 4.9 kg)
Including base: 9 13/16 × 6 7/8 × 6 5/8 inches (24.9 × 17.5 × 16.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 1994.30
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Signed Signed, proper left neck: Rodin
Inscriptions Inscribed, back of neck: L. Perzinka fondeur | Versailles
After 1897, gift from Rodin to the painter Edmond Aman-Jean [1858-1936] (Paris, France);
by inheritence, family of Aman-Jean;
by inheritence, collection of the daughter of the grandson of Aman-Jean;
1993-1994, consigned to (Elstir Gallery, (Paris, France);
1994-present, purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Message 1995: Masterpieces of Modern Art from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh.cat. Tokyo, 1995, no. 8.