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The Kiss [Kiss]

RODIN, Auguste (1840 - 1917)

[image: The Kiss]

Media: bronze

Size: 182.9 cm

Acquired: 1940; Gift; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2499

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

The Kiss derives from a group conceived for Rodin's Gate of Hell, representing the doomed lovers Paolo and Francesca in Dante's Inferno. In 1887 the French State commissioned a larger than life marble version, which was first exhibited in 1898. The bronze edition to which this work belongs was cast by Alexis Rudier, who became Rodin's founder in 1902. Purchased by Gwendoline Davies in 1912, it was included in the Loan exhibition organised by the National Museum of Wales in 1913 which opened in the City Hall in Cardiff.

This work is currently on display:

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Gallery 16

National Museum Cardiff, Level 4

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4 comments

Luke Todd on 2 September 2010, 09:25

One of my favourite pieces within this particular museum :)

Martyn Hutchison on 16 August 2010, 09:10

To see this sculpture close to was great.
I could examine it all round the 360 degrees
Completely superlative!

Amgueddfa Cymru on 9 February 2010, 14:53 (Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff)

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately The Kiss is not on display at the moment due gallery refurbishments - it is due to be back on display in April 2010.

p.e@tessco.net on 9 February 2010, 14:01

How can I see this please? Peter Evans

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