Rodin’s friendships and tastes led to him surrounding himself with works by the Naturalists (Théodule Ribot, Alfred Roll, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Fritz Thaulow…) and Symbolists (Eugène Carrière, Charles Cottet...). While the Neo-Impressionists, the Nabis and the Fauves are not represented in his collection, the sculptor did, however, purchase three Van Goghs (including Père Tanguy, late 1887), Renoir’s Nude in the Sunlight, and Monet’s Belle-Île, which are true masterpieces. Through a series of exchanges made with his friend of almost 20 years, Rodin also owned eight paintings by Eugène Carrière, who shared the sculptor’s fondness for unfinished works.

Claude Monet (1840 -1926)



François Lemoyne (1688 -1737)

Diana returning from the hunt, or The Evening


Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Dirt Track to Watermael through the Forest of Soignes

Circa 1871-1877

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Golden Twilight on the Dunes in the Forest of Soignes

Between 1871 and 1877

Auguste Renoir (1841 -1919)

Nude in the Sunlight

Circa 1880

Vincent Van Gogh (1853 -1890)

Père Tanguy


John Singer Sargent (1856 -1925)

Portrait of Rodin


Edvard Munch (1863 -1944)

Rodin's "Thinker" in Dr Linde's Garden in Lübeck

Circa 1907

Charles Cottet (1863 -1924)



Alexandre Falguière (1831 -1900)

Seated Diana


Fritz Thaulow (1847 -1906)

Small Town Square

Circa 1896

Vincent Van Gogh (1853 -1890)

The Harvesters

Late June-July 1888

Eugène Carrière (1849 -1906)

Woman combing her hair seen from behind

Circa 1889