Balzac in a Monk's Habit (Balzac en robe de moine)
Rodin experimented with two costume possibilities for the Balzac monument: the suit worn by the writer in daily public life and the Dominican robe he wore when he worked at home at night. That robe is seen in the final monument. The writer stands here before a stack of books and manuscripts, the materials of his art.
- Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, 1840-1917
- Cast By: Georges Rudier Fondeur, Paris
- Medium: Bronze
- Place Made: France
- Dates: ca. 1893; cast 1971
- Dimensions: 41 7/8 x 19 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (106.4 x 50.2 x 39.4 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Back, bottom edge of base: ".Georges Rudier./.Fondeur. Paris." Base, bottom edge, proper left: "© by Musée Rodin 1971"
- Signature: Hem of robe, proper left: "A. Rodin No 1"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
- Accession Number: 84.75.22
- Edition: 1/12
- Credit Line: Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Balzac in a Monk's Habit (Balzac en robe de moine), ca. 1893; cast 1971. Bronze, 41 7/8 x 19 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (106.4 x 50.2 x 39.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 84.75.22. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)