Calais - The Burghers of Calais (Rodin) (1917)


Calais - The Burghers of Calais (Rodin) (1917)
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description Directly in front of the town hall is a bronze cast of Les Bourgeois de Calais ("The Burghers of Calais"), a sculpture by Auguste Rodin to commemorate six men who were to have been executed by Edward III in 1347. The cast was erected in 1895, funded by a public grant of 10,000 francs. Rodin (who based his design on a fourteenth-century account by Jean Froissart) intended to evoke the viewer's sympathy by emphasizing the pained expressions of the faces of the six men about to be executed.
Height 134.00 mm
Width 88.00 mm
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