This bronze patina bust of composer Mahler was sculpted by Rodin giving insight into the character of Gustav Mahler. Mahler sat for the portrait in Rodin's studio in 1909, but left before it was completed. A perfect choice for any composer, conductor or lover of opera and song. Gustav Mahler traveled throughout Europe searching for a compatible place to work, only to end his career in New York. Mahler Gustav was born in Kaliste, Bohemia July 7, 1860 and died in Vienna on May 18, 1911. Base may vary call for more information.