RODIN’S BURGHERS, AT SLADMORE GALLERY 57 JERMYN STREET – TWELVE BURGHERS ‘UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT’ FROM 7 OCTOBER TO 14 NOVEMBER 2015
A rare, unrepeatable opportunity to admire and study in intimate close up, two full sets of Rodin’s famous Burghers of Calais, the most powerful of his monumental works, a tribute to the heroism of six noble citizens after a year-long siege. (History attached). As a group sculpture the Burghers have been installed in prominent spaces around the world, including London, Washington, Canberra and Copenhagen.
Over ten years, Edward Horswell, Director of Sladmore, the world’s leading gallery for 19th and 20Th century bronzes, has assembled twelve different Burghers, cast in bronze from 1900 onwards. These are reductions which Rodin began to work on in 1895, while the monument was finally being installed at Calais.
Each reduction is around 18 in (45 cm ) in height. Complete sets of these reductions are extremely rare, will include one example from the collection of Jean Limet, Rodin’s favoured patinator. They will be shown alongside other related works.
Edward encourages visitors who love Rodin’s work, or interested in the art of bronze casting, to make ‘rich comparisons between different foundries, dates of production, and individual patinas.’
Some works are for sale, the gallery will provide details. Reassuring note on authenticity: all works accompanied by a certificate from the Comite Rodin in Paris.