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Mother and Daughter Seated

Francisco Zúñiga, Mexican (born Costa Rica), (December 27, 1912–August 9, 1998)

Creation date: 1971
Creation place: Mexico

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Larsen
Accession Number: 1971.27
Dimensions: 47 in. x 49 in. x 31 1/2 in. (119.38 cm x 124.46 cm x 80.01 cm)
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Galeria Tasende, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico (1971 - September 30, 1971)

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Larsen, La Jolla, California (September 30, 1971 - October 2, 1971)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (October 2, 1971 - )

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The Fine Art Gallery of San Diego
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1975
Zuniga's monumental female forms relate to an ancestral heritage and materialism based on earth, plysical needs, bread and a struggle for existence. A type of Mother Earth diety, they are people of the soil, proud and self-reliant. What they lack in plysical comfort and social status is more than compensated for in their recognizable self-assurance and aristocratic demenaor. The solid realism of Zuniga's works is a departure from the usual fragmentation and abstraction in much of the sculpture produced in contemporary times.
Last Updated: 1/28/2016


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Francisco Zúñiga: An Exhibition of Drawings and Sculpture San Diego Museum of Art , 9/11/1971 - 2/27/1972

Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1975 - 00/00/00

San Diego Museum of Art: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1978 - 00/00/00

Art of the Open Air The San Diego Museum of Art , 2/11/2016 - 00/00/00


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Mary Stofflet. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 179

Francisco Zúñiga: Catalogue Raisonné Albedrío. Mexico, December 27, 1999
Page Number: 368, Figure Number: 625

Mr. Ronald D. Hickman, ed. Francisco Zúñiga: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1971
Page Number: 30 no. 35, 33, Figure Number: 35


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