Auguste Rodin, ‘The Prodigal Son’, 1887, de Young Museum
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Auguste Rodin

The Prodigal Son, 1887

Bronze
64 × 28 × 34 1/2 in
162.6 × 71.1 × 87.6 cm
Location
San Francisco
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de Young Museum
San Francisco

Auguste Rodin (Frnech, 1840-1917), “The
Prodigal Son,” 1887. Bronze. 64 x 28 x 34 ½
in. Fine Arts …

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Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917
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Known as one of the most gifted figurative sculptors in history, Auguste Rodin made such iconic works of art as The Kiss (1880-1881), The Thinker (1881-1882), and The Burghers of Calais (1884-1895). Using clay, plaster molds, and a meticulous process that included live models, Rodin created sculptures that were innovative in their attention to detail and unprecedented realism. Inspired by the female form and literature from Dante to Baudelaire, Rodin was particularly adept at conveying tension and emotion through subjects’ bodies and made a large collection of sculptures of men and women in amorous, sensual poses.

Auguste Rodin, ‘The Prodigal Son’, 1887, de Young Museum
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Auguste Rodin (Frnech, 1840-1917), “The
Prodigal Son,” 1887. Bronze. 64 x 28 x 34 ½
in. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift
of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels

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Image rights
Image courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Auguste Rodin
French, 1840–1917
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Known as one of the most gifted figurative sculptors in history, Auguste Rodin made such iconic works of art as The Kiss (1880-1881), The Thinker (1881-1882), and The Burghers of Calais (1884-1895). Using clay, plaster molds, and a meticulous process that included live models, Rodin created sculptures that were innovative in their attention to detail and unprecedented realism. Inspired by the female form and literature from Dante to Baudelaire, Rodin was particularly adept at conveying tension and emotion through subjects’ bodies and made a large collection of sculptures of men and women in amorous, sensual poses.

Auguste Rodin

The Prodigal Son, 1887

Bronze
64 × 28 × 34 1/2 in
162.6 × 71.1 × 87.6 cm
Location
San Francisco
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