Monday, 23 June 2008


Bessie Potter Vonnoh

Clearly a very much loved Sculptress who could be forgiven for sentimentality. She lived at a time of great sorrow and her efforts at War Memorials is obvious. With connections with Taft and Rodin she was popular and gifted; of course - a daughter of Chicago and its Institute.

Some of her work is on a post on Dorset Sculpture but these are probably the best of the sentimental ones.

The first is 'Spring' and perhaps slightly larger than life size at 171 cm or 5 foot 7 1/4 inches high.

The second was perhaps her 'most sort after' bronze.

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