Bessie Potter Vonnoh was an American sculptor known for small bronzes and garden fountains. The artist was among a modest but increasing number of female sculptors of her era. Water Lilies is a highly elegant bronze of a young child. Such graceful allegorical figures, typical of her repertoire, were often featured in domestic settings.
Bessie Potter Vonnoh. Water Lilies, 1913. Bronze, 28¾ x 7 ¾ x 7 ¾ inches. Gift of Thomas Cornell.