The novelist Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly (French, 1808–1889) was one of Balzac’s most fervent supporters and an early sponsor of the Balzac monument. In 1909 Rodin was approached to design a memorial to d’Aurevilly; a version of this bust, showing the author’s fashionable features and dress, sits on a high pedestal in the Norman city of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, his birthplace....
Rodin Museum, Northwest Gallery
|Titles:||Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly|
|Date:||Modeled 1909-1912; cast 1925|
|Artists:||Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Cast by the founder Alexis Rudier, Paris, 1874 - 1952|
|Dimensions:||33 1/2 x 27 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches (85.1 x 69.9 x 56.5 cm)|
|Credit Line:||Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929|
|Geography:||Made in France, Europe|
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