The Concierge

(1883/cast c. 1899-1910)

Medardo Rosso, Italian, b. Turin, 1858–1928

Beeswax over plaster, 14 5/8 x 12 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (37.0 x 31.5 x 16.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4408

Provenance:
Aroldo Bonzagni, Milan, to December 1918 (acquired from the Artist)
Elva Bonzagni-Poggi, Milan, 1918 (inherited from her brother Aroldo Bonzagni) - 6 June 1961
Peridot Gallery, New York, to 6 June 1961 (through agent Anita de Cristofaro in Milan)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 6 June 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 405.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Relief Sculpture: Selections from the Museum's Collection," 26 January-13 April 1986, no cat; checklist no. 8 [as "The Doorkeeper"].

Published References:
COZZANI, ETTORE. Medardo Rosso (1931), pl. 17.
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Symbolism