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Nursing Madonna (Number 3 from the series Madonnas of Transportation)

1987
Allan Rohan Crite (American, 1910–2007)


Dimensions

Image: 26.4 x 40.4cm (10 3/8 x 15 7/8in.) Sheet: 27.9 x 43.2 cm (11 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

2002.330

Medium or Technique

Offset lithograph

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

In his series Madonnas of Transportation, Boston painter and printmaker Allan Rohan Crite places a black Madonna and Child in African dress amidst the everyday settings of the city’s public transportation system, alternately sharing a crowded subway car with other passengers or, as here, in quiet contemplation. In his late seventies at the time, Crite executed the series with a small home printing press on standard 11x17 copy paper.

Provenance

Allan Rohan Crite and Jackie Cox-Crite, Boston, MA, from whom purchased by the MFA September 25, 2002

Credit Line

The Living New England Artist Purchase Fund, created by The Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation