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The Eagle's Nest Art Colony Collection

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Lorado Taft
(American, 1860-1936)
The Blind (working model)

Description: Lorado Taft’s figural plaster cast entitled The Blind served as a working model for the finished piece that resides at the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana; this figural group depicts a group of blind people rendered from a scene from Maeterlinck’s tragic drama, Les Aveugles (The Blind) in which the group is wandering lost through a forest without the ability to see; the group unifies with the hope that the young child (positioned in the center), who is able to see, will lead them to salvation

Signature: Unsigned
Medium: Plaster
Dimensions: 40 inches x 22 inches x 36 inches
Circa: 1910

Provenance:
This piece served as a working model for a larger version of Taft's The Blind that is currently at the University of Illinois.

                           

 

                                          

       
     
     
     
     
 

The Oregon Public Library's Eagle's Nest Colony Art Collection has been researched and appraised by:

MIR Appraisal Services, Inc.
307 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-8510
Email: info@mirappraisal.com