Burghers of Calais

Burghers of Calais

they sacrificed themselves to save city from British siege after Battle of Crécy (1346). [Fr. Hist.: EB, II: 447]
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Gayer sallies, more merry mirth, better jokes, and brighter repartees, you never heard over your mahogany, than you will hear over the half-inch white cedar of the whale-boat, when thus hung in hangman's nooses; and, like the six burghers of Calais before King Edward, the six men composing the crew pull into the jaws of death, with a halter around every neck, as you may say.
This is the first contemporary commission for the fund, and its most significant gift to the nation since The Burghers of Calais by Rodin on 1911," said the spokesman.
I recently did a series of small maquettes for the Emmett Till show, and so I made a study of 'The Burghers of Calais.
The Rodin Museum has the largest collection of his work outside Paris, including The Thinker and The Burghers of Calais.
In 1913, Auguste Rodin attended the organisation's 10th AGM and helped choose a location for his Burghers of Calais, which had been bought by the Art Fund.
The French city of Calais commissioned Auguste Rodin to produce a public sculpture that would Day tribute to the burghers of Calais, heroes of the Hundred Years' War and emblems of French courage.
They're called Les Bourgeouises de Calais - to commemorate the Anglo-French incident of 1347 when six burghers of Calais famously surrendered to Edward III in The Hundred Years War.
I saw you sprawled all over The Burghers of Calais (I think he said Burghers) talking into a camera the other day," said Alan Green, half of Etal's Taylor and Green firm of craftsmen.
hostage to history--not just the forlorn burghers of Calais,
The works include Rodin's 1889 sculpture in bronze, Monument to the Burghers of Calais which is usually outside the Houses of Parliament.
Robert Bowman Gallery is bringing Rodin's bronze maquette for The Burghers of Calais (1889), which commemorates an incident of 1347, during the Hundred Years War, when the French port was under siege by the English.
Samal Blak's set created a timeless atmosphere of war-torn desolation, and in that handful of inspired numbers - most notably the extended finale, when the six burghers of Calais volunteer to die for their fellow citizens - this production worked nobly on its own terms.