• Andrieu d'Andres - Auguste Rodin, Bowman Sculpture Ltd
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Andrieu d'Andres

Auguste Rodin

(French, 1840-1917)

Signed A.Rodin
Inscribed Alexis Rudier Fondeur. Paris, with interior raised signature
Bronze with a dark brown patination and lighter brown highlights
Height: 16 17/18" (43 cm)

Conceived between 1887 and 1900. This example cast in 1945.
The Comité Rodin states that at least thirty casts of this model were produced between 1900 and 1968


The individual figure of Andrieu d’Andres was originally conceived in 1887 and then re-modelled in 1895. This reduced version was conceived in 1900. This example was cast in 1945 by the Alexis Rudier foundry. The Comité Rodin estimates that at least 30 casts of this sculpture were made between 1900 and 1968 by the Perzika, François Rudier, Alexis Rudier and Georges Rudier foundries.

In 1347 the Hundred Years War was raging between England and France. Jean de Froissart’s Chronicles report that, as Edward III took the city of Calais, he displayed the ‘limit of his clemency’ by condemning six of the city’s most prominent citizens to leave their hometown, stating that ‘with these six I shall do as I please, and the rest I will spare’. These men agreed to meet their fate to save their fellow citizens. They were then spared upon request of the Queen of England, who was moved by their bravery. Five-hundred years later, the recognition of their gesture became the subject of one of Auguste Rodin’s most famous sculptural groups: TheBurghers of Calais.

The monument is formed by the over-life-size figures of the six men in Jean de Froissart’s account. Rodin started working on the first maquette for the piece in 1885, but delivered the finished work only ten years later, in 1895. In this time lapse, he worked extensively on the definition of each character’s stance and facial expression, immortalising the six men as they walk towards the English camp, leaving Calais behind. Due to the sculpture’s success, Rodin decided to cast bronze reductions of five of the figures composing it, namely Pierre and Jacques de WiessantJean de FiennesEustache de Saint Pierre and Jean d’Aire.

Also known as the Weeping Burgher, Andrieu d’Andres represents the most obviously expressive member of the group. Initially, the figure was criticised by the council of Calais for its utterly despondent imagery, however Rodin refused to change the cowered pose, adamant that Andrieu d’Andres’s visible despair was an important aspect in the artist’s depiction of real characters, with real emotions. His imminent death approaching, the burgher’s posture is that of total anguish and exasperation at his plight, his entire physical stance and emotional state bent under the weight of his terrible, but heroic responsibility.

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