Madonna and Child
1917 (cast 1925)
20 1/2 x 15 x 11 in. (52.1 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm)
(Vrpolje, Croatia, 1883 - 1962, South Bend, IN (buried in Otavice, Croatia))
Medium and Support:
Subscription fund contributed by a group of donors
Location: Not currently on view
Examples of prehistoric cave painting and rock art indicate humans have always recognized the divine bond between a mother and her child. With his austere modernist figures, Ivan Mestrovic sought to capture a universal spiritual feeling. His unique style clearly affected the many Rochesterians who donated money to purchase this piece from a popular exhibition of the artist’s sculpture held at the Gallery in 1925.
[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]
See reference to another example of this bust in Dalibor Prancevic, "Ivan Mestrovic i Kultura Modernizma," Muzeji Ivana Mestrovica, Split, Croatia, 2012, p. 146
Purchased following a community subscription drive following the 1925 exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Article Title: Names of Donors Whose Gift of Mestrovic Sculptures Is Now in Evidence in Gallery.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
Democrat and Chronicle.
Rochester, NY: Rochester Print Co.
Issue Date: 2/7/1926.
Page Number: 7
Article Scope: Mention.
Magnum Opus: The Story of the Memorial Art Gallery, 1913-1988.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 1988.
Article Scope: Entry and reproduction.
The Mestrovic Exhibition.
New York, NY: Brooklyn Museum, 1924.
Article Scope: Mention and reproduction.
and Lu Harper.
The Memorial Art Gallery: 100 Years.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 2013.
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