Bessie Potter Vonnoh (American, 1872-1955). <em>Modern Madonna</em>, 1904. Bronze, 15 1/8 x 15 x 8 1/2 in., 19 lb. (38.4 x 38.1 x 21.6 cm, 8.62kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 13.1062. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 13.1062_transp4446.jpg)

Modern Madonna

Artist:Bessie Potter Vonnoh

Medium: Bronze

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Dimensions: 15 1/8 x 15 x 8 1/2 in., 19 lb. (38.4 x 38.1 x 21.6 cm, 8.62kg)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 13.1062

Image: 13.1062_transp4446.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Statuette of half-length figure of a woman holding a baby, forms a pyramidal composition; mother holds baby so that it faces frontally and has its infant's head pressed against her proper left cheek; she wears dress with dropped collar and full drapery folds, her hair is gathered into loose bun at top of her head; infant grabs its mother's hand and wears a long dress. Condition: Good, some greenish corrosion in crevices of drapery.

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