Little Brother

  • Bruce Moore, Little Brother, 1942, limestone, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Alice H. Moore, 1984.121.3

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In 1937, Bruce Moore was awarded the M. R. Cromwell Fellowship to study ancient sculpture at the American Academy in Rome. He studied the female figure and eventually produced four plaster casts of women crouching, including a sculpture titled Bronze Girl and Infant. Little Brother is the same work reinvented in limestone. The compact group, in which the sister's cheek tenderly rests on her brother's head and the infant's tiny toes barely touch her chest, emphasizes the bond between the children. Moore inscribed this sculpture to his wife, Aly, who donated it to the Smithsonian American Art Museum four years after the sculptor's death.

Title
Little Brother
Artist
Date
1942
Location
Dimensions
25 x 9 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. (63.5 x 23.4 x 37.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Alice H. Moore

Mediums
Mediums Description
limestone
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – female and child
Object Number
1984.121.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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