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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Leigh, William R. 7
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Indian 729 mother 5 child 22 Jesus
Date:
1920
Dimensions:
H: 40.25 in, width: 59.875 in, Frame height: 48.375 in, Frame width: 68.625 in
Title:
The Sanctity of Motherhood
Credit Line:
Gift of Larry and Betty Lou Sheerin
Gloss:
Leigh made sketching trips through New Mexico and Arizona. The image of mother and child carries many associations such as the continuation of human life through new generations, devotion, tenderness. Leigh identifies it as a blessed relationship by linking an Indian mother and child with the specific religious figure of Jesus.
Inscription:
LRC: W.R. LEIGH/c
Remarks:
Hudson Valley Art Association Gold Medal Award
Accession Number:
20.91

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