Hamburg – Hamburger Kunsthalle (Pierre de Wiessant by Rodin)

Since my expedition to the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia I’ve been intrigued by Rodin’s works, especially given how there are strict rules on how many copies can be made of each work. This sculpture is one of the individuals which formed the Burghers of Calais, aiming to capture a young man walking into what he thought would be certain death.

There are different versions of this sculpture, one where the model is clothed and the other, like with this one, unclothed. There are other versions of the one at this museum at the Rodin Museum in France and at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.