Museum Folkwang
Bambino ebreo
  • Medardo Rosso
  • Bambino ebreo, 1893

  • Hebrew Boy
  • Bronze
  • 25 x 17,5 x 16 cm
  • Acquired in 1904 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen
  • Inv. P 67
  • CommentaryThe title ›Bambino ebreo‹ is based on the suspicion that this bronze is the portrait of Oscar Ruben Rothschild, born in Paris in 1888; the artist’s acquaintanceship with the Rothschild family is documented by a letter. Moreover, the individual character of the face, much more in comparison with other child’s heads made during this period, speak for it being a portrait. It is with lively while at the same time reserved perceptibility of the facial features that Medardo Rosso captures the self-confident childishness, like in a snapshot. The intensity of expression the artist achieves in reducing narrative characteristics and his trust in the touching effect of the fragment make the idiosyncratic form of this sculpture seem like an emotional commitment.
  • ProvenanceKünstler
    1904 - 1922, Museum Folkwang, Hagen
    1922, Kauf, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 3,622
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 188
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Skulpturensammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Bambino ebreo
  • Obj_Title2_S: Hebrew Boy
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Bambino ebreo Hebrew Boy Bambino ebreo Jüdisches Kind
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1893
  • Jahr von: 1,893
  • Jahr bis: 1,893
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: P 67
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: P 0067
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Sculpture
  • Obj_Crate_S: 25 x 17,5 x 16 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Bronze
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Bronze
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1904 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen
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  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei):
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
Commentary
Artists
Provenance

The title ›Bambino ebreo‹ is based on the suspicion that this bronze is the portrait of Oscar Ruben Rothschild, born in Paris in 1888; the artist’s acquaintanceship with the Rothschild family is documented by a letter. Moreover, the individual character of the face, much more in comparison with other child’s heads made during this period, speak for it being a portrait. It is with lively while at the same time reserved perceptibility of the facial features that Medardo Rosso captures the self-confident childishness, like in a snapshot. The intensity of expression the artist achieves in reducing narrative characteristics and his trust in the touching effect of the fragment make the idiosyncratic form of this sculpture seem like an emotional commitment.