Eustache de Saint-Pierre, Final Head, With Rope Around the Neck (Eustache de Saint-Pierre, tête définitive, avec corde autour de cou)
Auguste Rodin, Fonderie de Coubertin, Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuses
On View: Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st floor
When Rodin had parts of his compositions cast as independent sculptures, their relationship to the larger work was often not readily apparent. For this bust of Eustache de Saint-Pierre, however, the rope around his neck remained, maintaining the old man’s identity as a burgher.
The model for this head was the artist Jean-Charles Cazin, a friend of Rodin’s who was a native of the Calais region and allegedly a descendant of Eustache de Saint-Pierre.
ca. 1886; cast ca. 1983
16 1/4 x 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. (41.3 x 24.4 x 29.2 cm) (show scale)
Front, proper left side:"E. GODARD FONDr"
Back, lower edge: "© by Musée Rodin 1983"
Front, proper left bottom edge: "A. Rodin"
Front, proper left bottom edge: "No 4/8"
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
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Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Eustache de Saint-Pierre, Final Head, With Rope Around the Neck (Eustache de Saint-Pierre, tête définitive, avec corde autour de cou), ca. 1886; cast ca. 1983. Bronze, 16 1/4 x 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. (41.3 x 24.4 x 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 87.106.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.106.1_bw.jpg)
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