PEDIATRA

Stipple engraving by James Denison-Pender on an optical crystal rectangular paperweight.
Height 11cm, width 9cm, depth 3cm.

This engraving was inspired by the folk art tradition of clay modeling in Brazil. An image of a pediatrician sitting behind his desk is taken from a small clay model by Elias Vitalino, grandson of Mestre Vitalino, the artist who did most to develope the art form back in the 1940s. Although the model is very stylised it is also very human. The engraver wanted to see how he would relate to real people, so in front of him sits a worried mother with three children.

Engraved on the back surface.

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