Saint John the Baptist (Rodin)

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Saint John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist (preaching) is a bronze sculpture, by Auguste Rodin.

After the controversy of his Age of Bronze, Rodin began modeling the larger than life figure in 1877. He showed a plaster model at the Salon of 1880.[1]

Reduced size examples were cast between 1878 and 1907. The Walking Man is a version of the figure without the head.[2]

Examples are in the collections of: Musée d'Orsay, Musée du Luxembourg, Musée Rodin, the Tate Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art,[3] the Norton Simon Museum,[4] California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the Glenkiln Sculpture Park.


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