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Pierre de Wissant (Bourgeois de Calais)

Pierre de Wissant (Bourgeois de Calais)

Auguste Rodin (in 1885 - 1886)

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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
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 199,5 cm
Width 101,5 cm
Depth 91 cm
Weight 234,4
Artists Sculptor: Auguste Rodin
Accession number BEK 1332 a-b (MK)
Credits Purchased 1939
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1939
Creation date in 1885 - 1886
Internal exhibitions Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions "Boijmans bij de Buren" - Mensbeelden – Kracht & Kwetsbaarheid (2019)
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Auguste Rodin

Parijs 1840 - Meudon 1917

Auguste Rodin is generally regarded as the founder of modern sculpture and the most influential sculptor of the nineteenth century. For him, depicting movement...

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