Pierre de Wiessant, Monumental by Rodin Famous French Artist Bronze Sculpture

SKU: XN-1099

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 18" X Width 7"
Marble Dimensions:7 X 7"
Height without base:17"
Weight:21 LBS
Original or Reproduction: Reproduction

Witness the power and emotion captured in this remarkable bronze sculpture depicting the courageous act of Eustache de Saint-Pierre. Commissioned by the city council of Calais, this sculpture by Rodin pays homage to the heroism and sacrifice of six citizens during the siege of Calais by the English in 1347. The figures, placed on a low rectangular plinth, stand at the same level as the viewer, creating a profound connection and inviting contemplation. Rodin's unconventional approach is evident in the sculpture's composition. The figures, draped in sackcloth as a symbol of their surrender, exude vulnerability and strength simultaneously. By combining studies of different hands and feet, Rodin achieves a level of expressiveness that defies traditional notions of heroic sculpture. This groundbreaking technique and anti-monumental approach establish Rodin as a pioneer of modern art. Crafted using the archaic lost-wax casting method, this bronze sculpture captures every intricate detail and nuance of Rodin's original vision. The brown patina finish adds depth and warmth to the piece, emphasizing the raw emotion conveyed by the figures. Mounted on a black marble base, this sculpture stands as a testament to Rodin's mastery and enduring legacy. With the artist's signature, this piece bears the mark of quality and is a true collector's item for those who appreciate the artistry and significance of Rodin's work.