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Torse de jeune fille cambrée: M.14-2006

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Current Location: In storage


Torse de jeune fille cambrée
Translated as: Torso of a young girl with arched back
(Torso of a young girl with arched back)


Sculptor: Rodin, Auguste
Sculptor: Lebossé, Henri




Bronze, cast, with green patina


History note: Lillian Browse, CBE (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


20th Century, Early
Production date: circa AD 1908 : Model, c. 1908, casting, 1962.


This striking torso of a young girl with an arched back has an interesting genesis. It was originally conceived by Rodin in the mid-1880s as a small, full-length, figure of Psyche. In 1908-1909, Henri Lebossé, an associate of Rodin, produced a greatly enlarged plaster replica of the torso alone, which was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1910 to critical adulation. Henri Bidou praised ‘the living, swelling body, that carries to pure air the rhythm of its life […]. The refinement of the complex interlocking planes is combined with the exactitude of a captured momentary movement’. This bronze was cast much later, in 1962, by Georges Rudier.


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Surface composed of patination ( green)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting : Bronze, cast, with green patination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A Rodin
  • Location: Top of left thigh
  • Method of creation: In intaglio
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Georges Rudier/Fondeur Paris
  • Location: On the back of the base, near the proper right back corner
  • Method of creation: In intaglio
  • Type: Foundry mark

Inscription present: cachet

  • Text: A. Rodin
  • Location: Inside the base at the front
  • Method of creation: In relief
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.14-2006
Primary reference Number: 134032
Entry form: PDP 716
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_14_2006
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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