French Sculpture Census

crédits photo : Philadelphia Museum of Art
© artiste : public domain

ROSSO, Medardo
Turin, Italie 1858 - Milan, Italie 1928

Ecce Puer
Ecce Puer (Behold the Child)

1906-1907
cire sur plâtre avec patine brune

buste
40.3 x 24.1 x 17.1

N° d'inv. : 1969-80-1
Credit Line : Purchased with the Membership Fund, 1969

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art

www.philamuseum.org

Historique

  • 1969, acheté avec le Fonds des membres

Bibliographie

  • Museum's website, 16 March 2015

Commentaire



Museum's website, 16 March 2015:
Ecce Puer, or Behold the Child, was a commissioned portrait of six-year-old Alfred William Mond. Rosso is said to have been having difficulty creating the image of the child until he caught a glimpse of the boy peeking through a curtain. The artist called this work a "vision of purity."