The Virgin

The Virgin

Year: 1959

Material: Bronze

Size: 38 inches

Photo of the plaster by Adolph Studly

"Lewis Iselin's chastity of line and formal reticence are well matched to the Biblical images which dominate his new exhibition of bronzes. The attenuated female figure, usually defined by an austere though fluent sweep of dress, is, variously, inward as Eve; insolent, nude and desperate as Mary Magdaline; abstracted and hieratic as the Virgin; rendered, in Lot's Wife, with a curiously sinuous, eerie twist of the neck. The luster and archaic glow of Iselin's surfaces complete his tone of reveren ce, composure and elegance. . . . R.n."—Art News (May 1960).