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BOURDELLE, Émile-Antoine (1861 - 1929)

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Date: 1909

Media: bronze

Size: 119.1 cm

Acquired: 1970; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2420

Born in Montauban, Bourdelle studied in Toulouse and Paris, where he became Rodin's assistant. After his first one-man show in 1905 he achieved widespread recognition. This is one of an edition of 9 intermediate-size bronzes of this subject. It depicts Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, awaiting the hero's return from Troy. The body derives from a study of Cleopatre Sevastos, a Greek sculptress, looking at Hindu sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The head is that of the artist's wife Stephanie.

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