Andrieu d'Andres, Monumental (Andrieu d'Andres, monumental)
The Burghers of Calais exemplifies Rodin’s ability to convey psychological states through gesture, posture, and the agitated surface of the body. Here, the artist emphasizes forward movement and physical power—as evidenced by the muscular arms—yet the bent head, covered by oversize hands, suggests the continuing internal conflict between heroic self-control and despair.
1888; cast 1983
78 3/8 x 50 x 33 1/2 in., 931 lb. (199.1 x 127 x 85.1 cm) (show scale)
Stamp for Fonderie de Coubertin: "F*C"
Copyright mark--Back, lower edge of base: "© by Musée Rodin 1983"
Base, corner near proper right heel: "A. Rodin"
Base, corner near proper right heel: "No 3/8"
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Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
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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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