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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Paris, Île-de-France, Franceen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1727-1732 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorAubert, Jeanen_US
dc.date1727-1732en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T18:52:02Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T18:52:02Z
dc.date.issued1727-1732en_US
dc.identifier264167en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3334en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/180225
dc.descriptionDetail, lighting fixture flanking front door; The Hôtel Biron is an hôtel particulier in the rue de Varenne, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, that was built for the chief adviser to the Duchess of Bourbon, Abraham Peyrenc de Moras; his house, the most superb in the neighborhood, was built as a free-standing structure, not entre cour et jardin ("between entrance court and garden") with party walls against adjoining buildings. The service wings bordering the forecourt are independent from the free-standing block of the corps-de-logis, so that the building resembles a suburban villa (maison de plaisance). The extreme simplicity of the astylar court elevation reflects the style of de Cotte. The house is still surrounded by three hectares (7.3 acres) of grounds. In 1753 it became the property of the Duc de Biron (1700-1788). Later it was a girls boarding school (stripped of its Rococo interiors) and finally, subdivided into lodgings. Rodin used rooms as a studio; in 1909, at the height of his fame, he began to agitate for the Hôtel Biron to become a museum of his work. He made a bequest of his property, his archives and the contents of his studio at the time of his death, and the French government accepted in 1916. The museum opened in 1919. Efforts are ongoing to restore some of the 18th century decorations. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 6/22/2015)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; slate; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectMuseologyen_US
dc.subjectRodin, Auguste, 1840-1917en_US
dc.subjectEighteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectRococoen_US
dc.titleHotel Bironen_US
dc.title.alternativeMusée Rodinen_US
dc.title.alternativeHôtel Peyrenc de Morasen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-F-P-HBRI-A10en_US
vra.culturalContextFrenchen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypehôtel (town house)en_US
vra.worktypeart museumen_US
dc.contributor.displayJean Aubert (French architect, died 1741)en_US


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