Burghers of Calais, ninth cast 1953, installed in 1959.
National Museum of Western Art,
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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. 6½"
[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,
other Rodin sculptures