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Madonna of the Prairie, (sculpture)

Title: Prairie Woman, (sculpture)
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Sculptor:
Petersen, Christian 1885-1961
Medium:
Figure group: Bedford limestone; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Iowa State University Brunnier Art Museum 290 Scheman Building Ames Iowa 50011
Located Iowa State University Lagomarcino Hall Courtyard Ames Iowa
Date:
1940. Installed 1982
Notes:
Iowa State University, Brunnier Gallery and Museum, 1989.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Iowa survey, 1993.
Bliss, Patricia L., "Christian Petersen Remembered," Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1986, pg. 92.
Iowa State University, University Museums, 2017.
Summary:
"Realistic figure of a woman in a gown, carrying a young child on her proper left arm, holding it close with her proper right arm. The proper left leg strides forward, the proper right leg behind, both covered to the feet by the gown."
Topic:
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child
History--United States--Westward Expansion
Control number:
IAS 65060001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_31374
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