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Pierre de Wiessant, Nude Study

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Founder:
Cast by Alexis Rudier (French)
Date:
modeled 1885, cast probably before 1950
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Wt. confirmed: 26 5/8 × 14 1/2 × 11 3/4 in., 27.1 lb. (67.6 × 36.8 × 29.8 cm, 12.3 kg)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.364.11
Not on view
This nude study was the basis for the figure of Pierre de Wiessant in the Second Maquette for the Monument to the Burghers of Calais (see 1989.407), the model executed by Rodin during 1885. The plaster model for this figure is in the Musée Rodin, Paris.
Signature: On the base, at right front: A. Rodin

On the interior of the base, raised: A. Rodin

Marking: On the back of the base, below right foot: Alexis Rudier/ Fondeur Paris (founder's mark)
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation (until 1984; to MMA)
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