Philadelphia – Rodin Museum (Man With a Lamb)

Not all of the pieces in the Rodin Museum are by Auguste Rodin, with this one being by Pablo Picasso. It stands just over 6’7″ tall and the original was created in 1943, with this casting made between 1948 and 1950.

The museum’s web-site describes the work better than I can, saying that this “recalls early Christian images of the Good Shepherd, and Picasso’s depiction of sacrifice and suffering, which he described as an expression of universal emotion, takes on heightened significance in the context of the world war in which it was created.”

There’s another one of these castings in Vallauris, a French city near Cannes, which is now seen as being a war memorial which commemorates those who fought fascism.