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.
Pierre de Wissant (Bourgeois de Calais)
Auguste Rodin (in 1885 - 1886)
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|Title||Pierre de Wissant (Bourgeois de Calais)|
|Material and technique||Bronze|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
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Depth 91 cm
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|Accession number||BEK 1332 a-b (MK)|
|Creation date||in 1885 - 1886|
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|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
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...Bekijk het volledige profiel