University Museums

Title: Saint John the Baptist Preaching
Name: Sculpture
Date: c. 1880
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 11 x 9 3/16 in. (50.2 x 27.9 x 23.4 cm)
Marks: Marked "A. Rodin," "Georges Rudier Fondeur Paris," and "© By Musee Rodin 1962."
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Gift of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: U2009.13
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Rodin described Saint John the Baptist as, "a man of nature, a visionary, a believer, a forerunner come to announce one greater than himself." This description visually translates to the purposeful gait seen in Rodin's sculpture of the Saint. Walking and preaching, John the Baptist delivers his spirital message with determination to as many people as possible.