325 X 260 MM
This portrait of the renowned sculptor captures the intimacy of the friendship between the two artists.
A skilled draughtsman with a keen eye for detail, Besnard is known for revealing a sitter’s personality in his portraits. Presented here against a blank background and in simple crisp line, Rodin is shown with furrowed brow, suggesting his absorption in art. In spite of his public success and recognition – with international exhibitions, honorary degrees and prestigious public commissions – Rodin was a naturally shy man.
Purchased 1962 (No. 62.2)