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

Allan Rohan Crite (American, 1910–2007)


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

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Medium or Technique

Offset lithograph

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings



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.


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