"The Burghers of Calais" (1884-95) by Auguste Rodin


DESCRIPTION:  
cast 10 of 12 in 1968, 83-inch by 94-inch by 71-inch cast bronze sculpture
"Les Bourgeois de Calais" [original French title] is one of the most famous sculptures by Auguste Rodincompleted in 1889. It serves as a monument to an occurrence in 1347 during the Hundred Years' Warwhen Calais, an important French port on the English Channel, was under siege by the English for over a year. Calais commissioned Rodin to create the sculpture in 1884. [Source: Wikipedia]
 
LOCATION:  
exterior main entrance lawn, Norton Simon Museum of Art, 411 W. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA

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