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French Actors Fund plaquette

Object Number: 
INV.3556
Date: 
1916
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 5/16 in. ( 9.5 x 4 x 0.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below image, at center: "Rodin"
Description: 
Elongated irregularly shaped cast plaquette with obverse showing nude couple in embrace. Reverse bears inscription: "'PROTECTION'/COMPOSE PAR/Auguste RODIN/POUR/"THE FRENCH ACTORS FUND"/AU PROFIT DE L'/AIDE AUX ARTISTES/ET EMPLOYERS DE THEATRE/EN COLLABORATION/AVEC/L'ASSOCIATION/DES/DIRECTEURS DE THEATRE/DE PARIS/PARIS.NEW YORK/MCMXVI."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group