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.

> Eugène Carrière

Eugène Carrière (1849 -1906)

Woman combing her hair seen from behind

Circa 1889

> Charles Cottet

Charles Cottet (1863 -1924)



> Alexandre Falguière

Alexandre Falguière (1831 -1900)

Seated Diana


> François Lemoyne

François Lemoyne (1688 -1737)

Diana returning from the hunt, or The Evening


> Claude Monet

Claude Monet (1840 -1926)



> Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch (1863 -1944)

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

Circa 1907

> Auguste Renoir

Auguste Renoir (1841 -1919)

Nude in the Sunlight

Circa 1880

> Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Dirt Track to Watermael through the Forest of Soignes

Circa 1871-1877