Turin, Italy 1858 - Milano, Italy 1928
Ecce Puer (Behold the Child)
wax over plaster with brown patina
Dimensions (HxWxD): 15 7⁄8 x 9 1⁄2 x 6 3⁄4 in.
Acc. No.: 1969-80-1
Credit Line: Purchased with the Membership Fund, 1969
Photo credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art
© Artist : public domain
- 1969, Purchased with the Membership Fund
- Museum's website, 16 March 2015
- 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."