Auguste Rodin was introduced to the dry-point technique in 1881 by his friend Alphonse Legros, a French painter and engraver who had settled in London. Rodin regularly practised engraving in the years that followed, both for purposes of reproducing his sculptures and for inventing new subjects, often related to his work in porcelain.  Rodin also took an interest in Japanese prints, which he began to collect in 1900.

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Henry Becque


Katsushika Hokusai (1760 -1849)

The River Tama in the Province of Musashi

Circa 1832

Auguste Rodin (1840 -1917)

Victor Hugo, Three-Quarter View