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Frère et soeur: M.2-1959

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Current Location: In storage


Frère et soeur
Translated as: Brother and Sister
(Brother and Sister)


Sculptor: Rodin, Auguste




Bronze, cast, with overall green patina. Nude girl seated, with a baby boy upon her right knee. She faces half right, as does the boy, and she holds him with her right hand. Her left hand supports her weight on the base.


History note: Given to the testator by Rodin

Measurements and weight

Height: 38.8 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


19th Century, Late#
After 1890 - Before 1897


The figure of the girl was inspired by Camille Claudel's Young Girl with a sheaf of Corn, which enables the group to have been conceived after 1887. According to the donor, this was the first cast which he had seen in Rodin's studio. See notes.

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated green

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Rodin
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1959
Primary reference Number: 13626
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1959
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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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