The Weeping Burgher (Andrieu d'Andres)
- Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
- modeled 1885, cast ca. 1908–9
- Bronze, green patina
- Height: 17 in. (43.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Miss G. Louise Robinson, 1940
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This is a reduced version of one of the figures of the monumental group The Burghers of Calais (see 1989.407), modeled between 1884 and 1885 and unveiled at Calais in 1895.
Rodin sought to represent varying degrees of heroism and grief in The Burghers of Calais. While some figures embody stoic self-sacrifice, others succumb to fear. This figure, unable to disguise his emotional distress, externalizes the suffering of his brethren by grasping his bowed head with massive, outstretched hands.