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Garden Figure

1930
64 x 22 x 16 in. (162.6 x 55.9 x 40.6 cm)

Bessie Potter Vonnoh
American (St. Louis, MO, 1872 - 1955, New York, NY)

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Edward, James and Julian Atwater in memory of their parents and their grandparents
Accession Number: 1996.11
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An identical figure is part of a fountain group in Central Park in New York City, dedicated to Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of "The Secret Garden."

[Gallery label text, 2005]

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Artist's signature, lower right, on the base, behind the figure's foot: Bessie Potter Vonnoh

Inscription, lower right, on the base, behind the figure's foot: A2


Provenance
Gift of Frances Washburn to the city of Batavia, NY, where it was Installed in Austin Park, 1931; removed in the 1960s?; to Rowena Atwater, Batavia, NY, daughter of Mrs. Washburn; to her children, Edward, James and Julian Atwater, Rochester, NY; their gift to the Gallery in 1996

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