This is a cast created by Alexis Rudier after Rodin, before 1941, from the original model of 1881. Assigned the the Musées nationaux by the Office des Biens et Intérets privés in 1952; it was recovered after World War II and entrusted to the Musées Nationaux.
Commissioned for Rodin in 1881, Eve was not shown until 1899. The figure's self-protective pose, the face hidden in the crook of the arm, evokes shame and the sadness of paradise lost. The cast of the sculpture has preserved the vibrancy of its unfinished modeling.
The Swiss artist Henry Fuseli (1741-1825) was a painter of heroic, literary and surreal themes. From 1779, he began to exhibit works of great psychological complexity and power, including 'The Nightmare' (1781). Despite his radical politics, he was a professor at the Royal Academy where the artists he taught included Constable, Haydon and Lawrence. The Greek text on its base translates as 'Look upon that which we now supposed be'.
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