Rodin was unprecedented in his expression of the human body. 'Pierre de Wissant' is a larger than life size study for one of the figures from the famous work 'The Burghers of Calais', of which the original version still stands in Calais. It is a monument to those who ended the mediaeval siege of the city by the English.
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|Title||Pierre de Wissant (Bourgeois de Calais)|
|Material and technique||Bronze|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Width 101.5 cm
Depth 91 cm
Height 199.5 cm
|Accession number||BEK 1332 a (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1939|
|Age artist||Between 45 and 46 years old|
"Boijmans bij de Buren" - Mensbeelden – Kracht & Kwetsbaarheid (2019)
|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
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Parijs 1840 - Meudon 1917
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