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RODIN, Auguste

Paris 1840 - Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine 1917

Maker: Rudier, Eugène

La Défense

The Call to Arms

modeled 1879

bronze; sand cast [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]

statue

Dimensions (HxWxD): 44 x 23 x 16 in.

signed next to figure's left foot: A. Rodin
foundry mark rear of base, lower portion: ALEXIS RUDIER

Acc. No.: 78.1

Credit Line: The Evan H. Roberts Memorial Sculpture Collection

Photo credit: ph. courtesy Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

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Provenance

  • 1914, Commissioned by Auguste Rodin, Paris [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1914, Cast by Eugène Rudier (1875-1952) who continued using the mark of his father Alexis Rudier (?-1897)
  • 1914, December 29, Delivery date [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1915, September 20, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune & Cie [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1915, September 30, Invoice date [archives, Musée Rodin, Paris]
  • 1978, The Evan H. Roberts Memorial Sculpture Collection

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed September 21, 2016)
    And video accessible at: http://www.portlandartmuseum.us/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=13913;type=101#
  • 1996 Portland
    Portland Art Museum. Selected Works, Portland, Portland Art Museum/Marquand Books, Inc., Seattle, 1996, p. 176, repr.
  • 2007 Le Normand-Romain (français)
    Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, avec la collaboration d'Hélène Marraud et Diane Tytgat, introductions par Dr. Ruth Butler et Mr. Régis Cusinberche, Rodin et le bronze. Catalogue des œuvres conservées au musée Rodin, 2 volumes, Paris, Musée Rodin / Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 2007, vol. 1, pp.299-305, La Défense, 1879, cet exemplaire est cité p. 299 : "Dix exemplaires, fonte Alexis Rudier, entre 1904 et 1917, au prix invariable de 1175 francs, les fontes continuant ensuite : [...] Portland, Art Museum, acq. 1978"
  • 2007 Le Normand-Romain (English)
    Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, with the collaboration of Hélène Marraud and Diane Tytgat, introductions by Dr. Ruth Butler and Mr. Régis Cusinberche, The Bronzes of Rodin. Catalogue of works in the Musée Rodin, 2 volumes, English version, Paris, Musée Rodin / Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 2007, vol. 1, pp.299-305, The Call to Arms, 1879, this copy is mentioned p.299: "Ten casts by Alexis Rudier, between 1904 and 1917, each for 1175 francs, then further casts: [...] Portland, Art Museum, acq. 1978"

Exhibitions

  • 1998 Portland

    The Other Nineteenth Century, Portland, Portland Art Museum, September 18, 1998-March 31, 1999


    2003 Portland

    Paris to Portland: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masters in Portland Collections, Portland, Portland Art Museum, January 25-March 28, 2003