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Andrieu d'Andres, Monumental (Andrieu d'Andres, monumental)

European Art

On View: Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st floor
The reluctance conveyed by the firmly planted feet in the second maquette of Andrieu d’Andres, seen nearby, is eliminated in this final version, which shows the burgher taking his first step toward the camp of Edward III. Rodin emphasized forward movement and physical power—as evidenced by the muscular arms—yet the bent head, enclosed by oversize hands, suggests the continuing internal struggle between despair and heroic self-control.
MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1888; cast 1983
    DIMENSIONS 78 3/8 x 50 x 33 1/2 in., 931 lb. (199.1 x 127 x 85.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamp for Fonderie de Coubertin: "F*C" Copyright mark--Back, lower edge of base: "© by Musée Rodin 1983"
    SIGNATURE Base, corner near proper right heel: "A. Rodin"
    INSCRIPTIONS Base, corner near proper right heel: "No 3/8"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 87.106.3
    EDITION Edition: 3/8
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
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    CAPTION Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Andrieu d'Andres, Monumental (Andrieu d'Andres, monumental), 1888; cast 1983. Bronze, 78 3/8 x 50 x 33 1/2 in., 931 lb. (199.1 x 127 x 85.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 87.106.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.106.3_SL1.jpg)
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    Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). <em>Andrieu d'Andres, Monumental (Andrieu d'Andres, monumental)</em>, 1888; cast 1983. Bronze, 78 3/8 x 50 x 33 1/2 in., 931 lb. (199.1 x 127 x 85.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 87.106.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.106.3_SL1.jpg)

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