Edith Barretto Parson (American, 1878-1956), 'Frog Baby' bronze fountain, depicting a smiling nude child holding a frog in each hand, balancing on an orb with frog fountain head around the base. Her work changed its subject matter as her own children were born and posed for her sculptures, often holding ducks, turtles, and other creatures. Duck Baby, beginning a series of garden sculptures for which she is best known today, was the popular hit of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. The exposition handbook stated: "In the presence of so much that is weighty and powerful, the popularity of Duck Baby is a significant and touching indication of the world's hunger for what is cheerful and mirth-provoking." The same may be said of Turtle Baby and Frog Baby, which forms the centerpiece of the small works collection at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.
Bronze Statue stands 39”H x 14.5”L x 11”W
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