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Une damnée: M.13-2006

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Current Location: Gallery 2


Une damnée
Translated as: A damned woman
(A damned woman)


Sculptor: Rodin, Auguste




Bronze, cast, with dark brown patina

Bronze, cast, with dark brown patina. The woman lies on her back with her legs drawn up, her left arm extended to the side, and her right arm across her body with the hand touching her left side. Her head is tilted back and her mouth is wide open. The figure is attached by means of a screw to a rectangular wooden base with a black and brown striped painted surface.


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

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Lillian Browse, CBE (Mrs Sidney Lines)

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Late#
Circa 1964 - 1969


Conceived c. 1884-5 as a study for a figure on the viewer's right side of the Tympanum of The Gates of Hell

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A Rodin/No 3
  • Location: On proper left of torso
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: rectangular white paper label

  • Text: printed in black, ‘CHRISTIE’S’ and inscribed in blue biro ‘70’, with below in black biro ‘WH341’ and ‘42’ in a circle, below which is a printed bar code ‘1642 3619, repeated three times on the back.
  • Location: Attached by means of elasticated string
  • Method of creation: Printed in black, and hand-written in
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular blue paper label

  • Text: 87
  • Location: On top of base (removed)
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-2006
Primary reference Number: 134031
Entry form: PDP 716
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_13_2006
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 23 February 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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