At the Met :: Auguste Rodin – Madame X

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madame x

The plaque hanging under this 1907 marble bust reads:

Countess Anna-Elizabeth de Noailles, an old friend of Rodin’s and a noted writer of the literary group known as the Nouvelle Pléiade, is the subject of the portrait of Madame X. She failed to keep many appointments with Rodin for sitting, however, and when the marble was nearly finished she rejected it altogether. She did not like the nose.

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August 11, 2009 7:52 pm

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