Skip to main content

Mouvement de danse H: M.12-2006

An image of Figure

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mouvement de danse H
Translated as: Dance movement H
(Dance movement H)


Sculptor: Rodin, Auguste
Founder: Rudier, Georges




Bronze, cast, with very dark brown, shiny patination, on rectangular black marble base

Bronze, cast, with rough surface, and very dark brown, shiny patination, attached by a rectangular tenon to a rectangular, straight-sided black marble base. The dancer is headless. She kneels on her right leg, leaning backwards, with her left leg stretched out upwards in front of her. Her arms are extended upwards, and in her right hand he holds an indeterminate object.


History note: Lillian Browse (Mrs Sidney Lines), London

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Lillian Browse, CBE (Mrs Sidney Lines)

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2005) by Browse, Lillian, CBE


20th Century, third quarter#
Circa 1950 CE - 1965 CE


One of a group of dance studies conceived circa 1911 but not cast in Rodin's lifetime.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Base composed of marble ( black) Height 2.5 cm Length 15 cm Width 8 cm
Figure composed of patination ( dark brown, shiny) bronze
Bronze Height 26 cm

Techniques used in production

Casting : Bronze, cast, with dark brown patina; on black marble base

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A Rodin
  • Location: At top of right hand and object held
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: No 4
  • Location: At top of right hand and object held next to signature
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Number
  • Text: G Rudier/fondeur Paris
  • Location: On side of calf of right leg
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Foundry mark

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label

  • Text: printed in black ‘CHRISTIE’S’’, inscribed in black biro ‘WH341’ and ‘41’ in a circle, with in blue biro sideways on ‘66’ underlined twice, and below a bar code ‘1642 3497’ repeated twice on the back.
  • Location: Attached by means of elasticated string
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, and hand-written in black and blue biro
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-2006
Primary reference Number: 134030
Entry form: PDP 716
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_12_2006
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 August 2022 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Mouvement de danse H" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-12-07 20:33:59

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Mouvement de danse H |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-12-07 20:33:59|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Mouvement de danse H"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Mouvement de danse H</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like

La polka

Accession Number: P.2543-1991

La Leçon de danse

Accession Number: P.1533-1991

La danse

Accession Number: PD.20-1964

A Danse Macabre

Accession Number: P.9474-R

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...