Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon (France)

The Sculpture Department in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, today comprises nearly 1,300 works. Distributed throughout the rooms of the museum or exhibited in the chapel and the garden, statues, bas-reliefs and architectural elements bear witness to the art of sculpture from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The museum’s large collection of Rodins is distinguished by the fact that the works (marbles, bronzes and plasters) were obtained directly from the artist, who enjoyed amicable relations with Lyon’s town councillors. The museum also has a collection of Auguste Rodin’s drawings.

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Shade, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
Auguste Rodin, Shade, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon | © Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon