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Rodin’s Burghers of Calais
Rodin’s Burghers of Calais

Rodin’s Burghers of Calais

Under The Spotlight

ART

60 Pages, 8.25 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $40.00 (US $40.00) (CA $53.95)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9781901403176

Rights: US, CA & SAM

Sladmore Gallery (Nov 2017)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.
 

Overview

Auguste Rodin is still justifiably recognized today as not only one of the greatest sculptors of all time, but also the father of modern sculpture. His monument to the "Burghers of Calais" is one of the best-known public sculptures in the world. So much so that Edward Horswell decided to curate an exhibition dedicated to the burghers in 2015. Having spent more than 10 years building one complete set, the Sladmore was fortunate to secure a second, which, coupled with the gallery's current stock holding of burghers and related works, created a most informative exhibition: several examples of the same sculpture could be viewed together, affording rich comparisons. In this beautifully illustrated publication, Horswell explains how the monument came to fruition and looks at the casting history of the 50 separate works Rodin made on this subject and focusing on the five reductions made between 1895 and 1903. It also includes an essay by Patrick Elliott, Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, which looks at the monument and its influence on sculpture and sculptors from its first unveiling in 1895 to today.

Author Biography

Patrick Elliott is a Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, which looks at the monument and its influence on sculpture and sculptors from its first unveiling in 1895 to today. Edward Horswell has run The Sladmore Gallery his whole working life, since he took over from his parents who created the gallery in 1965. He moved to Jermyn Street premises in 2010 where he continues to show fine and important sculpture by 20th Century Masters such as Rembrandt Bugatti, Edgar Degas, and Auguste Rodin; Artists in which he is an internationally acknowledged expert and authority.