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Mask of Hanako: M.4-1978

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 2


Mask of Hanako


Sculptor: Rodin, Auguste (After)
Founder: Rudier, Georges




Bronze, cast. Mask of Japanese dancer Hanako


History note: Roland, Browse & Delbanco, 19 Cork Street, Old Bond Street, London, from whom purchased by Gow in 1956. Andrew Gow, Trinity College, by whom bequeathed through the National Art Collections Fund

Legal notes

From the collection of Andrew Gow, presented by the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978) by Gow, A. S. F.


20th Century, Mid
Production date: AD 1956 : Conceived c. 1907-08. Cast 1956.


There are several versions of Rodin's mask of Hanako. This is Hanako, Type E, Mask

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 13.6 cm Height 18 cm Width 10.6 cm
Plinth Depth 9 cm Height 8.6 cm Width 9 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A Rodin
  • Location: On exterior
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: founder's mark

  • Location: On interior
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: c in a circle, before 'by Musée Rodin 1956'

  • Text: by Musée Rodin 1956
  • Location: On left edge of base
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.4-1978
Primary reference Number: 13700
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_4_1978
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 23 February 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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