Gustav Mahler, Finest US Lost Wax Bronze Sculpture Statue Signed Rodin

$895.00

By Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

Rodin made two portraits of Mahler, one in white marble and the other in bronze. The sittings took place in Rodin’s rooms at the Hôtel Biron, an 18th century mansion in the heart of Paris which until 1904 had belonged to the Nuns of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and served as a school for young girls. Today, the building is known as the Musée Rodin. Available in dark brown or verdigris. Dimensions: 14″H x 10″L

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By Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

In 1909 the great French artist Auguste Rodin sculpted the head of the famous Austrian composer Gustav Mahler. Returning from New York in 1909, Mahler and his wife Alma stayed in Paris from 19 to 30 April. They visited Rodin’s studio, where Mahler sat for a bust commissioned by Carl Moll, Alma’s stepfather, who was also an eminent Viennese painter and Alma’s stepfather. In the end, Rodin made two portraits of Mahler, one in white marble and the other in bronze. The sittings took place in Rodin’s rooms at the Hôtel Biron, an 18th century mansion in the heart of Paris which until 1904 had belonged to the Nuns of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and served as a school for young girls. It was here that Yvonne de Quiévrecourt, Alain-Fournier’s real-life heroine portrayed in Le grand Meaulnes, attended classes. Rodin occupied the upper floor, while the German poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, had quarters on the ground floor. Today, the building is known as the Musée Rodin. Please specify finish when ordering. Dark brown or verdigris Dimensions: 14″H x 10″L

This statue is reproduced in the finest American bronze by the superior lost wax process, finished in multi-color patinas and then hand-rubbed to bring out the awesome detail and highlights. The statue is then mounted on a fine black or green marble base with an etched brass plate bearing the name of the bronze and the artist.

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Dimensions 10 × 14 in

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