The Scarf

Bessie Potter Vonnoh, American, 1872 - 1955
Roman Bronze Works, New York


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modeled 1908; cast about 1918

Bronze with brown and green patina

No. X

Overall: 12 7/8 × 4 1/2 × 5 5/16 in. (32.7 × 11.5 × 13.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Tracy A. and Laurel Pulvers



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed: Bessie Potter Vonnoh; inscribed: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-No X

Exhibition History

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

Published References

Aronson, J. Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955) and Small Bronze Sculpture in America, Ph D. dissertation, University of Delaware, 1995, pp. 265-273, 498. Aronson, Julie. Bessie Potter Vonnoh: Sculptor of Women. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press and the Cincinnati Art Museum, 2008. Department of Greek and Roman Art. "Tanagra Figurines". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. October 2004. Genocchio, Benjamin. "In Her Hands, Naturalism Won Out: A Largely Forgotten Sculptor's Works Herald Individualism." New York Times, Nov. 23, 2008, CT10. Kim, Linda. "Separate Spheres: Potterines, Gender and Domestic Sculpture in Turn-of-the-Century America," American Art 28.2 (Summer 2014), 2-25.


Private collection, St. Louis, Missouri; Tracy A. and Laurel Pulvers, Burbank, California, 2007, given to present collection, 2014.

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