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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.
|Title||Pierre de Wissant (Bourgeois de Calais)|
|Material and technique||Bronze|
|Location||This object is on view in room 13|
Height : 198 cm
Sculptor: Auguste Rodin
|Accession number||BEK 1332 a (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1939|
|Age maker||Between 45 and 46 years old|
|Material||Bronze > Copper > Common metal > Metal > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the maker
Parijs 1840 - Meudon 1917
In 1857 Auguste Rodin enrolled in the Petite Ecole in Paris, the later Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. He was rejected three times by the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. From..