Eustache de Saint-Pierre, Final Head, With Rope Around the Neck (Eustache de Saint-Pierre, tête définitive, avec corde autour de cou)
Auguste Rodin, Fonderie de Coubertin, Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuses
When Rodin had parts of his compositions cast as independent sculptures, their relationship to the larger work was often not readily apparent. For this bust of Eustache de Saint-Pierre, however, the rope around his neck remained, maintaining the old man’s identity as a burgher.
The model for this head was the artist Jean-Charles Cazin, a friend of Rodin’s who was a native of the Calais region and allegedly a descendant of Eustache de Saint-Pierre.
ca. 1886; cast ca. 1983
16 1/4 x 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. (41.3 x 24.4 x 29.2 cm) (show scale)
Front, proper left side:"E. GODARD FONDr"
Back, lower edge: "© by Musée Rodin 1983"
Front, proper left bottom edge: "A. Rodin"
Front, proper left bottom edge: "No 4/8"
Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
This item is not on view
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Eustache de Saint-Pierre, Final Head, With Rope Around the Neck (Eustache de Saint-Pierre, tête définitive, avec corde autour de cou), ca. 1886; cast ca. 1983. Bronze, 16 1/4 x 9 5/8 x 11 1/2 in. (41.3 x 24.4 x 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 87.106.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.106.1_bw.jpg)
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