Child in the Soup Kitchen

(1893/cast c. 1943-44)

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

Beeswax over plaster, 19 7/8 x 19 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. (50.5 x 48.9 x 18.1 cm) BASE: 2 3/16 x 17 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (5.6 x 44.5 x 14.9 cm)

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

Accession Number: 66.4410

Provenance:
Francesco Rosso (son of the Artist), c. 1928-1946
E. Pastorio, Milan, 1946-1960
Sr. Grosetti, by 10 March 1960-c. January 1962
Peridot Gallery, New York, to 1 February 1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1 February 1962-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
MADRID (see affidavit from E. Pastorio).
GALLERIA SAN SPIRITO, Milan. "Medardo Rosso, 1946" (acquired there by E. Pastorio).
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Medardo Rosso," 2 October-23 November 1963, p. 38, ill. p. 39 (book by Margaret Scolari Barr).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 97, p. 742.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection," 26 July 2006-23 September 2007, no cat.

Published References:
BORGHI, MINO. Medardo Rosso (Milan: Edizioni del Milione, 1950), p. 67, ill. 35.
RUBIN, WILLIAM S. "The Hirshhorn Collection at the Guggenheim," Art International 6 (November 1962), p. 35.
BARR, MARGARET SCOLARI. Medardo Rosso (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1963), p. 38, ill. p. 39.
UNSIGNED. "Medardo Rosso at the Modern," Arts Magazine 38 (October 1963), p. 44, ill.
HESS, THOMAS B. [T.B.H.] "Reviews and Previews: Medardo Rosso," Art News 62 (November 1963), p. 14.
KOZLOFF, MAX. Jasper Johns (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1966), pl. 74.
ELLEGOOD, ANNE and JOANNA BURTON. The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2006), ill. p. 89; p. 90.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Symbolism