Burghers of Calais, ninth cast 1953, installed in 1959.

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The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo is Japan's only national museum specializing in western art. The museum's collection presents the history of western art from the late medieval period through the beginning of the 20th century. Works from the museum collection on display include a large number of sculpture by Auguste Rodin, and works by French painters as Delacroix, Courbet, Renoir and Monet.

Construction of the Museum's new Special Exhibition Wing meant that the sculptures displayed in the museum's forecourt had to be temporarily taken off display. Now that construction has been completed, these sculptures will be gradually reinstalled in the forecourt. The first work to be reinstalled was Rodin's Gates of Hell. Based on lessons learned from the Great Hanshin Earthquake, this sculpture was prepared for reinstallation with anti-seismic devices to counter a possible strong earthquake in the future. Further, conservation measures were carried out on the sculpture itself, strengthening its supports and conserving its surface.

   The Age of Bronze, 1876-77, bronze,
      H. 71 x W. 28 x D. 20", ex-Matsukata

   The Burghers of Calais, cast 1953 (9/12),
     installed in 1959

   Gates of Hell, bronze

   Mask of Hanako, 1908-11, bronze, H. 6"
     [Spear pl. 51]

   Fallen Caryatid Carrying her Stone, 1880-81,
     bronze, H. 17 1/8"

   The Sirens, ca. 1885, bronze, H. 17"

   She who was.../The Old Courtesan, bronze, H. 20"

   Balzac dressed in Robe, version t, 1897, bronze,
     H. 41"

  and other Rodin sculptures


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