A statue of French artist Auguste Rodin has been missing from a Glasgow museum for a century. The Guardian, And this is not the first time that the famous sculptor’s work has disappeared from the museum’s archives.
According to Comité Rodin, the missing sculpture is a six-and-a-half-foot plaster version of Jean d’Air, one of Rodin’s six figures. Kale’s Burgers. Glasgow Museums acquired the work from Rodin in 1901, and from 25 June to 30 September 1949, the statue was exhibited in Kelvingrove Park in the west end of the city.
Director of the Comité Rodin, Jérôme le Blay, said French media agency „Unfortunately, the location of the statue is not known. [the situation] must be placed within the context of the times.”
Plaster works „didn’t arouse much interest in the 1940s,” said Le Blay, while the Jeanne d’Eyre statue may have met the same fate as another plaster work by Rodin on display in Kelvingrove Park: it was damaged. , and the remains were moved to the Glasgow Museums Resource Center and discovered years later.
According to Le Blay, the statue would be worth around £3 million ($3.69 million) today. Plaster and bronze versions of Rodin Kale’s Burgers Exhibited around the world, most notably at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
„Totalny pionier w sieci. Specjalista od piwa niezależny. Ewangelista popkultury. Miłośnik muzyki. Nieprzepraszający przedsiębiorca”.