sculptors can be found here.
In the 1920's, Jules Mastbaum began collecting works by Rodin,
assembling one of the largest collections of Rodin's works outside
of Paris. His collection included bronze castings, plaster studies,
drawings, prints, letters, and books. Mastbaum, a native
Philadelphian, was a successful real estate developer and one of
the largest movie theatre operators in the Country. He used part
of his wealth to create, and gift to the City of Philadelphia, a
museum dedicated to the works of Rodin. That Museum is still
in operation today. It is part of the Pride of Philadelphia, as
well as one of my favorite spots to stop while visiting the City.
|The Hand of God|
|The Burghers of Calais|
|Close-up of part of The Burghers of Calais|
|More detailed look at part of The Burghers of Calais|