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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Jackson, Harry 25
Descriptions
wood 4438 bronze 330 polychrome 3
Names
Sculpture 571
Subjects
child 22 Sacagawea 8 Indian 729 Pompey Charbonneau 3 mother 5
Date:
1980
Dimensions:
H: 31.25 in, width: 36.25 in, depth: 29.75 in
Title:
Indian Mother and Child
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Cashman
Gloss:
This sculpture derived from the artist's work on the monumental sculpture of Sacagawea, done for a sculpture garden at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The historical person of Sacagawea, who traveled with Lewis and Clark, blended several roles--helpmate to the explorers, mother to her young child, victim who is restored to her family. The conflation of these roles may help to explain why Scagawea is one of the most often portrayed women in American art.
Inscription:
L side of sculpture: (in the outline of a box) WFS/ITALY/SBU/3 P/(inside a circle) c Harry Jackson 1980/ (inside a circle) c Harry Jackson 1980
Accession Number:
19.91

Not currently on display

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Works by Harry Jackson - Curated by Nancy McClure

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Mothers - Curated by Marguerite House


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