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ROSSO, Medardo

Turin, Italy 1858 - Milano, Italy 1928

Ecce Puer

Ecce Puer (Behold the Child)

1906-1907

wax over plaster with brown patina

bust

Dimensions (HxWxD): 15 78 x 9 12 x 6 34 in.

Acc. No.: 1969-80-1

Credit Line: Purchased with the Membership Fund, 1969

Photo credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1969, Purchased with the Membership Fund

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 16 March 2015

Comment

  • 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."