Frances Loring

Derelicts

c. 1929
This sculpture was first presented at the inaugural exhibition of the Sculptors Society of Canada in 1928. It depicts a dejected mother clutching her child close to her breast as she walks barefoot down a rocky path. This was a poignant and all too familiar subject during the Great Depression. As one critic noted about the work, “It conveys much of the pathos and appeal of one of the world’s greatest problems.”
Title
Derelicts
Date
c. 1929
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
bronze
Dimensions
57.6 x 19.3 x 28.2 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1929
Accession number
3684