Rodin collections in the world

Since the end of the XIXe century, the work of Rodin is widely spread in the world by means of exhibition or of acquisitions. Today internationally recognized, his work is represented in numerous prestigious collections worldwide, so reporting the value and the universal impact of its work.

The musée Rodin, member of the French Sculpture Network

Since Houdon’s visit to America in 1785 and the creation of his Portrait of General Washington (Richmond) (ill.), since the French nation's gift to America of the Statue of Liberty in 1886 (ill.), French sculpture has held a special place in the United States. The Census of French Sculpture in American Public Collections (1500-1960) reveals for the first time the breadth and richness of this body of works. It has led and will continue to lead to the discovery of many works scattered across America, in places as diverse as museums, historic houses, government buildings, corporate collections, and public spaces.

The French Sculpture Census marks an important contribution to the study of the history of taste, the building of American museum collections, the development of the art market, and the transatlantic transit of art.

Its goal is to reach the widest audience possible: museum professionals, scholars, historians, collectors, dealers, and all those interested in French sculpture or wishing to know it better. Currently including approximately 12,120 sculptures, the Census is constantly growing. The ultimate number of works included will likely be between 15 and 20,000.

The French Sculpture Census is a project by Laure de Margerie, funded by the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée Rodin, and the Ecole du Louvre.

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