Sleeping Children

There is something simultaneously tranquil and unsettling about this sculpture – I want to believe the children are sleeping but a subtle whisper tells me they won’t be waking up…

Sleeping Children
William Henry Rinehart, 1825–1874

Modeled 1859, Carved 1869

Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 25th, 2017

One thought on “Sleeping Children

  1. I am always amazed by how marble can be polished to this degree and can look so soft. I love the detail in the hair and the flow of the fabric. Wonderful sculpting!



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