Marble sculpture of a mother and her child by Valentine Bender

Mother and Child by Valentine Bender

Marble sculpture by the Belgian artist Valentine Bender


Description : Marble sculpture by the Belgian artist Valentine Bender (1884-1974). This sculpture’s highly sensitive design creates the illusion this marble was modelled by warm hands. The soft volumes of the contrast with the rock upon which the sitting mother dips her foot in the water. A tree trunk supports her right, as she holds a towel in her left hand. She is whispering to the small child at her side.

The Belgian sculptress  Valentine BENDER (Brussels 1884-Uccle 1947)

Valentine Bender was a talented sculptress who lived in the shadow of her teacher and eventually her husband Egide Rombaux (1865-1942), but she still managed to build up a remarkable oeuvre of her own. She produced life size sculptures in bronze, terracotta, wood and marble, dedicated exclusively to the human figure. With the exception of classical busts, it is especially her figures of saints, children and full-length nudes that deserve attention.

Material : White Carrara marble

Height: 49,5 cm.

Width: 47 cm.

Depth: 28 cm.

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