Eve

Number: 19
Artist First Name:Auguste
Artist Last Name:Rodin
Made Year:1882
Installed Year:1960
Material:bronze
Location:Water Gardens, Town Centre
64.-Eve-Auguste-Rodin

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) is often referred to as the father of modern sculpture. Eve was acquired with the influence of Sir Philip Hendy, trustee of Harlow Art Trust and then director of the National Gallery. The sculpture has earned the nickname ‘Freezing Cold Frida’ on account of its appearance in wet and cold weather. The sculpture was originally conceived by Rodin as part of his monumental work The Gates of Hell, loosely based on Dante Alighieri’s 14th century poem The Divine Comedy.