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
Marble

Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 25th, 2017

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