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Raemisch, Waldemar 1888-1955  Search this
Franklin, Gilbert Alfred 1919-2004  Search this
Unknown (Rome, Italy)  Search this
Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by City of Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19131
Located School of the Future 4021 Parkside Avenue 20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia Pennsylvania
1955. Dedicated Nov. 1956
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
City of Philadelphia, 1973.
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 298.
Bach, Penny Balkin, "Public Art in Philadelphia," Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992, pg. 231.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993.
Inventory staff, 2001
Kreilick Conservation, 2008.
Image on file.
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 298.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
A mother seated in the center of a group of nine children of varying ages. The children are spread out linear fashion on the left and right sides of the mother. Most of the children look toward the mother while two older girls, one on each side of the mother, watch the younger children. All of the figures are barefoot and are dressed in simplified attire. The mother and the two older girls wear kerchiefs on their heads. The mother's head is bent down as she reads from an open book placed across her lap. Her arms are bent across her chest.
Figure group  Search this
Allegory--Life--Womanhood  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Reading  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75009279
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums