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Auguste Rodin

Les Bourgeois de Calais: five bronzes

A Legacy of Innovation: Works From The Collection of William S. Paley Sold to Benefit the Museum of Modern Art and other Charitable Organizations

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

Les Bourgeois de Calais: five bronzes

Les Bourgeois de Calais: five bronzes

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A Legacy of Innovation: Works From The Collection of William S. Paley Sold to Benefit the Museum of Modern Art and other Charitable Organizations

Auguste Rodin

1840 - 1917


Les Bourgeois de Calais: five bronzes

bronze

Height range of figures: 17 to 18 ¾ in. 43.2 to 47.7 cm.   

Conceived between 1887 and 1895, these reductions conceived between 1895-1903 and these casts made in 1927-28 by the Alexis Rudier Foundry.


These works will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Critique de l’oeuvre sculpté d’Auguste Rodin currently being prepared by the Comité Rodin in collaboration with Galerie Brame & Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive numbers 2007-1278B, 2007-1279B, 2007-1280B, 2007-1281B and 2007-1282B.


For additional information on the individual figures, please see the slideshow feature in the catalogue note below.


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薪火相傳——威廉・佩利收藏,收益惠澤紐約現代藝術博物館及其他慈善機構 

奧古斯特・羅丹

1840 - 1917年

《加萊民眾:五尊銅像》


青銅

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Musée Rodin, Paris
Eugène Rudier, Le Vésinet (acquired from the above in April 1930)
Galerie Bollag, Zurich (acquired from the above in April 1930)
Samuel Paley, New York
William S. Paley, New York (acquired by descent from the above in 1963)
Acquired by bequest in 1990 by the William S. Paley Foundation
Léon Maillard, Auguste Rodin, Statuaire: Etudes sur quelques artistes originaux, Paris, 1899, pp. 63-66
Camille Mauclair, Auguste Rodin: The Man—His Ideas—His Works, London, 1905, pp. 34-39; pp. 36 and 38, illustrations of the monument
Frederick Lawton, The Life and Work of Auguste Rodin, London, 1906, pp. 145-54; pp. 145 and 151, illustrations of the monument 
Muriel Ciolkowska, Rodin, London, 1912, pp. 42-49; p. 44, illustration of the monument 
Gustave Coquiot, Le Vrai Rodin, Paris, 1913, pp. 131-40; p. 132, illustration of the monument 
Judith Cladel, Rodin: The Man and his Art, New York, 1917, pp. 290-96
Rainer Maria Rilke, Auguste Rodin, Leipzig, 1922, no. 7, n.p., illustration of the plaster of the monument
Léonce Bénédite, Rodin, London, 1924, pl. XXII, illustration of the plaster of the monument
Georges Grappe, Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris, 1929, no. 132, p. 63, illustration of the plaster of the monument 
Judith Cladel, Rodin: sa vie glorieuse, sa vie inconnue, Paris, 1936, pp. 152-60
Victor Frisch and Joseph T. Shipley, Auguste Rodin: A Biography, New York, 1939, pp. 136-50
Edouard Herriot, Rodin, Paris, 1949, pp. 28-29, illustrations of the monument 
Marcel Aubert, Rodin sculptures, Paris, 1952, pp. 34-35, illustration of the monument 
Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1962, pp. 82-83, illustration of the monument 
Ionel Jianou and Cécile Goldscheider, Rodin, Paris, 1967, pl. 41, illustration of the monument 
Robert Descharnes and Jean-François Chabrun, Auguste Rodin, 1967, pp. 106-15; p. 114, illustration of the monument 
Albert E. Elsen, Rodin, London, 1974, pp. 70-87; pp. 71, 84-85, illustrations of the monument
John L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, pp. 398-402, listed; p. 377, illustration of the monument; p. 390, illustration of other casts
Catherine Lampert, Rodin Sculpture and Drawings, London, 1986, pp. 101-14
Ruth Butler, Rodin: The Shape of Genius, New Haven and London, 1993, pp. 199-213, p. 212, illustration of the plaster of the monument
Annette Haudiquet and Hélène Heyriès, Autour du Monument des Bourgeois de Calais. Guide des sculptures monumentales à Calais, Calais, 1999, p. 26 
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Rodin, The Burghers of Calais, Paris, 2001, p. 18, illustration of another cast
Iain Ross and Anthea Snow, eds., Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, London, 2001, no. 37, pp. 54-55, illustration of the monument 
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, vol. I, Paris, 2007, pp. 220, 223 227, 230 and 237, illustrations of other casts
New York, The Museum of Modern Art (on loan from 1990)
New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Diego Museum of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art and New Orleans Museum of Art, The William S. Paley Collection, 1992-94, no. 65, p. 151, illustrated in color
San Francisco, de Young Museum; Portland Museum of Art; Quebec, Fine Arts Museum and BentonvilleCrystal Bridges Museum of Art, The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism, 2012-14, no. 65, p. 151, illustrated in color