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Nydia: The Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Rogers, Randolph 1825-1892  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles California 90036 Accession Number: 78.4
Date:
Modeled 1855. Carved ca. 1888
Notes:
Fort, Ilene Susan and Michael Quick, "American Art: A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection," Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991, pg. 381-382.
Fort, Ilene Susan and Michael Quick, "American Art: A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection," Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991, pg. 382.
(On right, on bottom of overturned capital:) Randolph Rogers/Rome signed
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Summary:
A woman with long hair wearing a classical dress and bare feet, is hunched over, leaning forward. She is Nydia, a young blind girl, and is holding her proper left hand up to her right ear to hear. She carries a walking staff in her proper right hand, and a Corinthian capital lies on the ground near her feet.
Topic:
Literature--Character--Nydia  Search this
Literature--Bulwer-Lytton--Last Days of Pompeii  Search this
State of Being--Disabled--Blind  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02960003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_352780