European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Ecce Puer (Behold the Child)
Medardo Rosso, Italian, 1858 - 1928
Wax over plaster with a brown patina
1969-80-1Purchased with the Membership Fund, 1969
LabelEcce 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."
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