This is a sketch of one of the Burghurs of Calais.

The sculpture was commissioned by the city of Calais to commemorate the
surrender of the French city to the English in 1347. Instead of statue
showing one guy on a pedestal heroically saving the city Rodin opted for six
men "in a slow progression toward death". He made the sculpture to be placed
at eye level so you could see the expressions on each face as each man deals
with his fate.