George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Auguste Rodin (Paris 1840 – Meudon 1917)
Shaw sat for this powerful bust at Rodin's Paris studio in 1906, the same year that he moved to Shaw's Corner. Whilst he and Charlotte were in Paris, they saw Rodin's 'The Thinker' being unveiled. Shaw took many pictures of the crowds, and later posed as the statue for a photograph by Alvin Langdon Coburn.
Bronze sculpture bust, George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), aged 49 by Auguste Rodin (Paris 1840 – Meudon 1917), 1906. A portrait bust, naked.
Bequest of George Bernard Shaw, 1950
Makers and roles
Auguste Rodin (Paris 1840 – Meudon 1917), sculptor
National Book League (Great Britain), Bernard Shaw:, 1946?, p.38