Child on Rocking Horse

Child on Rocking Horse
Child on Rocking Horse alternate vantage point
Child on Rocking Horse Artist's Signature
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17108
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1934-Current
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a bronze sculpture of a young girl on a rocking horse.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
21 1/2 inches
Width: 
12 1/2 inches
Height: 
24 inches
Description: 

This sculpture of a young girl on a rocking horse reminds one of the joys of childhood playtime, but also its woes. There is no mistaking the girl's contempt as it settles into her furrowed brow and pouty lip, although one can assume it would have been short-lived and forgotten with more play. She wears a simple white dress, a matching white hair bow and knee-high socks with Mary Jane shoes. With her beady glare and both hands gripping the rocking horse handles, she appears determined to take off on the horse from her troubles. Joan Wobst's sculptures begin as terra cotta and are later recreated in bronze through the lost-wax technique. She has work in collections around the country.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes