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Pierre de Wiessant, Second Maquette (Pierre de Wissant, deuxième maquette)

Auguste Rodin

European Art

This study established the basic pose and haunted expression of Pierre de Wiessant. It is one of the six individual figures, one-third life-size, that comprised the second maquette Rodin submitted to the Calais monument committee in 1885. (The maquette of Andrieu d’Andres, on view nearby, is another of these.)
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1885; cast 1970
    DIMENSIONS 27 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 11 in. (69.2 x 29.8 x 27.9 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Base, back: "Susse Fondeur Paris" Copyright mark--Base, lower edge, near proper left foot: "© by MUSEE RODIN 1970"
    SIGNATURE Top of base, front, near proper left foot: "A. Rodin No 1"
    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). Pierre de Wiessant, Second Maquette (Pierre de Wissant, deuxième maquette), 1885; cast 1970. Bronze, 27 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 11 in. (69.2 x 29.8 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 84.75.21. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.75.21_bw.jpg)
    EDITION Edition: 1/12
    IMAGE overall, 84.75.21_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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