Boasting over two thousand plaster casts and as many bronze statues, Antoine Bourdelle's sculpture collection kept at the museum of the same name also includes 13 marble sculptures and several in clay, stoneware and wood.
This collection reached the museum in two main phases : the donation made in 1949 by Cléopâtre Bourdelle and Rhodia Dufet-Bourdelle to the City of Paris, ans then the bequest made by the artist's daughter in 2002 to the same body.

While some of the artist's sculpted works are not in the Musée Bourdelle's collections - in particular marble statues - such as those kept by the Musée Ingres in Montauban - our institution can nonetheless claim to own a remarkable body of work. Studies, examinations, loans and conservation work carried out here allow constant and further improvements of our knowledge of Antoine Bourdelle.