Untitled

  • Sargent Johnson, Untitled, ca. 1940, terra cotta, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 1991.133.1

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Sargent Johnson created many pieces throughout his career that explored the theme of mother and child. In this piece, Johnson used simplified forms to emphasize the strong and imposing silhouette of the figures, despite their small size. A shape resembling an angel has been cut into the surface of the terra-cotta, reaching upward and perhaps offering protection to the child.

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
ca. 1940
On View
Dimensions
10 1/8 x 3 x 2 1/2 in. (25.7 x 7.6 x 6.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of an anonymous donor

Mediums
Mediums Description
terra cotta
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Figure group – female and child
Object Number
1991.133.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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