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Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais
Burghers of Calais

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Title

Burghers of Calais

Date

1884–1889 & 1914

Medium

stone & bronze

Measurements

H 231 x W 245 x D 200 cm;
Plinth: H 124 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

SW1_MRF_S036

Acquisition method

purchased by the National Art Collections Fund

Work type

Statue

Owner

Westminster City Council

Custodian

Westminster City Council

Listing status

Grade I (England and Wales)

Listing date

06/02/70

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

on the top surface of the self base: A. RODIN; on the side of the self-base facing the river: ALEXIS. RUDIER / FONDEUR. PARIS

Inscription description

on the front of the pedestal: THE BURGHERS OF CALAIS / BY AUGUSTE RODIN; on the back of the pedestal: PRESENTED TO THE NATION BY THE / .NATIONAL ART COLLECTIONS FUND 1914; on a bronze plaque on the back of the pedestal: THE CONSERVATION OF / RODIN’S THE BURGHERS OF CALAIS / AND THE NEW PLINTH / WERE FUNDED BY NICHOLAS GOODISON / (CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL ART COLLECTIONS FUND 1986–2002) AND JUDITH GOODISON, IN 2004; on a slate slab inserted into the paving in front of the group: These figures known as / THE BURGHERS OF CALAIS / commemorate the six citizens of that town / who offered themselves / as hostages to Edward III, after he had vainly besieged their town, for nearly a year in 1347: / the story goes that their lives were spared / on the intercession of Edward’s queen / Philippa of Hainault

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Located at

Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster

SW1A 0AA

Located roughly in the middle of the gardens.