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Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly

Modeled 1909-1912; cast 1925
Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Cast by the founder Alexis Rudier, Paris, 1874 - 1952

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.

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