history.htm#Johannesburg Art Gallery.
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Klein Street, Joubert Park
Postal Address P O Box 23561, Joubert Park,
2044 Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel. +27 - 11 - 725 31 30/80/81
Fax +27 - 11 - 720 60 00
The Gallery owes its existence to the vision and dedication of
Florence Phillips, wife of the mining magnate Sir Lionel Phillips. Her
enthusiasm persuaded other wealthy mining magnates to contribute
towards a fund for acquisitions by 1909.
Among the most famous holdings of the Museum is Rodin´s marble bust
of Eve Fairfax.
Rodin worked on this bust since 1902. Although the commission fell
through, Rodin had this portrait executed in marble. The second version
carved by Bourdelle satisfied Rodin and he gave it to Eve Fairfax in
1907; this is the version now owned by the Johannesburg Museum. Two more
marble versions and a terracotta model are in the Musée Rodin, as
mentioned by the Tate Gallery catalog of 1959; a fourth marble
version is listed as part of the collection of the San Francisco Legion
of Honor. A bronze version is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
M. J. Hare, Rodin's Bust of Eve Fairfax: The Sculptor and his Sitter.
Johannesburg: Johannesburg Art Gallery.
Rembrandt Art Foundation, Stellenbosch
Rembrandt van Rijn Art Gallery/Foundation
31 Dorp Straat, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tel. +27 - 21 - 886 43 40
Fax +27 - 21 - 887 16 45
This 1784 Cape Dutch homestead houses contemporary local art and
sculpture including works by Anton van Wouw and Irma Stern, as well as
award-winning works from Cape Town Triennial exhibitions. The house was
bought by the Stellenbosch-based investment holding Rembrandt Group in
Rodin works in permanent collection:
of Mme Rodin (Rose Beurret), 1891?, bronze,
H. 10,5" [Athena Spear, 1967, plate 3]
Pierre de Wiessant, reduced draped figure H. 18".
Study for the Balzac Head, 1897, stoneware,
enlarged H. 18"
Head of Hanako, 1908-11, bronze, H. 11½"
[Athena Spear, 1967, pl. 50]
Durban Art Gallery, Natal
Second Floor, City Hall, Smith Street
Durban, South Africa
The Gallery celebrated its centenary in 1992. In 1920 Colonel R.H.
Whitwell, art connoisseur and philanthropist, presented over 400 works
to the Gallery, including British, French and Dutch paintings, objets
d'art such as French and Chinese ceramics, early glass vases by
Lalique and bronzes by Rodin.
Youth, ca. 1894, bronze, 20½" high
Bust Victor Hugo, 1883, bronze, H. 17¾"