The Vincentiana Art Collection of De Paul University’s Division of Mission and Ministry has recently acquired an early 20th century cast bronze bust of a Daughter of Charity. The piece is signed by the Austrian artist Adolf Josef Pohl (1872-1930).
The bust is very finely crafted, and captures the difficult details and proportions of the sister’s cornette. The piece is 9” in height and 7” in width. There is a foundry mark as well. The bust joins the other more than 200 pieces of Vincentian fine art in the Division’s collection including other bronzes, paintings, tapestries, embroidered pieces, and photographs. Many items in the collections are on public display throughout the university, and in the offices of the Division of Mission and Ministry at 55 E. Jackson Boulevard. Visitors are always welcome.