Bessie Potter Vonnoh Archive

Alt text: Bronze sculpture of a mother tending to the baby seated on her lap

Bessie Potter Vonnoh
American 1873-1955
Motherhood

Bronze, brown patina
10 7/8 H. x 7 7/8 W. x 9 D. inches
Signed and dated rear base: Bessie Potter Vonnoh / 1902
Inscribed left rear base: Roman Bronze Works N.Y. /3
Paper label underneath bearing ink inscription: Mrs. HC / Wortman

Provenance:
The Artist, Mrs. H.C. Wortman, Portland, Oregon,
By descent

Note: The Wortman family were prominent merchants in Portland. Olds, Wortman and King was considered the oldest department store West of the Mississippi in the 1890’s.

 

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