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Honore de Balzac statue by Rodin
Statue by RODIN, AUGUSTE
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8.75 in. x 3.5 in. x 3.5 in.
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Portrait by Rodin of Honore de Balzac (1799-1850).
received a commission from the
Societe des Gens de Lettres (Society of Men of Letters)
to create a monument to
Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), one of France's most influential yet controversial writers
. Over seven years, Rodin made numerous sculptural studies and drawings. Upon presenting it to the committee, it was met with outrage and refused.
Friedrich Engels offers his opinion of Balzac in 1888:
"...Well, Balzac was politically a legitimist; his great work is a constant elegy on the irreparable decay of good society; his sympathies are with the class that is doomed to extinction. But for all that, his satire is never keener, his irony never more bitter, than when he sets in motion the very men and women with whom he sympathizes most deeply - the nobles...”
museum statue replica in a desktop size. Original made from bronze here reproduced in an affordable resin with a green bronze finish. Statue replica is from the highly collectible
Parastone Mouseion 3D Collection
Included : Full color card with image of original artwork. Description card about artist and artwork. Both cards are in four languages.
Dimensions : 8.75 in. x 3.5 in. x 3.5 in.
Item has a bronze finish with a green patina. It is neither pure brown or pure green. It looks like aged weathered bronze.
Though the scale information is provided, it's still hard to conceptualize the size of this figure from the web-site. A photograph with a ruler - to provide scale - would be good.
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