Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Joseph Mozier The Prodigal Son
The Prodigal Son (Joseph Mozier)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Joseph Mozier The Prodigal Son
The Prodigal Son (Joseph Mozier)

The Prodigal Son
Joseph Mozier (1812 - 1870)
Marble; carved in 1858
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

In 1845, Mozier retired from his successful dry-goods business in New York to become a sculptor. He studied in Florence for several years before settling in Rome, where he remained until his death.

Pennsylvania Academy board member J Gillingham Fell purchased The Prodigal Son from Mozier in 1864 as a gift for the Museum. Fell chose it because he thought its theme of forgiveness was important during the Civil War.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Joseph Mozier The Prodigal Son
The Prodigal Son (Joseph Mozier)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Joseph Mozier The Prodigal Son
The Prodigal Son (Joseph Mozier)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Joseph Mozier The Prodigal Son
The Prodigal Son (Joseph Mozier)