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Call to Arms,1879, bronze

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina

Columbia Street/Franklin Street intersection
Campus of The University of North Carolina
Campus Box 3400
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3400 USA

Tel. 001 - 919 - 406 98 37 (recorded information)

The Ackland Art Museum was founded through the bequest of William Hayes Ackland (1855-1940) to the University of North Carolina.

In the Museum´s permanent Collection is a bronze cast of Rodin´s entry to the 1879 competition for a memorial to the defense of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War. This war, provoked by Bismarck, was won by Germany. The winged figure cries out, as if to call the fallen French warrior to his feet again. According to the Website, Rodin thought his design was rejected by the jurors because they felt it to be too expressive for a monument.

A further work is a bronze cast of version X of the Study for the Head of Balzac, H. 7".


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