xml/lby.00125.xml Icons of Liberty: Head of the Genius of Liberty

François Rude, Head of the Genius of Liberty (c. 1833-35)

François Rude, Head of the Genius of Liberty (c. 1833-35). Bronze, 62.2 x 35.2 x 32.7 cm. The David Alfred Smart Gallery, University of Chicago. Reproduced from Peter Fusco and H.W. Janson (eds), The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from North American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1980, 353. Rude's sculpture is one of many marquettes for The Departure of the Volunteers on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris which commemorates the forming of the first volunteer army in 1792.

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