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Father Pierre-Julien Eymard, Head (Le Père Pierre-Julien Eymard)

European Art

This piece is a reduced and cropped version of a bust of the founder of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, at which Rodin spent five months as a member in 1863. He had entered this newly founded order several weeks after the death of his sister, a nun, in December 1862. Father Eymard, recognizing his talent, convinced him to leave the congregation and return to his true calling.
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1863, reduction before 1901; cast between 1905–1929
    DIMENSIONS 5 7/8 × 4 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (14.9 × 11.4 × 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Back of neck, proper right side: "Alexis RUDIER/Fondeur Paris"
    SIGNATURE Collar, proper left: "A. Rodin"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917). Father Pierre-Julien Eymard, Head (Le Père Pierre-Julien Eymard), 1863, reduction before 1901; cast between 1905–1929. Bronze, 5 7/8 × 4 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (14.9 × 11.4 × 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 84.75.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.75.6_bw.jpg)
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