Abastenia St. Leger Eberle's White Slave

Casteras, Susan P.
May 1986
Woman's Art Journal;Spring/Summer86, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p32
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Mary Abastenia Saint Leger Eberle and her sculpture called "White Slave." Born in Webster City, Iowa, Eberle's work is housed in the Kendell Young Library there. The White Slave sculpture is known only from a reproduction of the May 3, 1913 cover of the liberal magazine "The Survey." The sculpture was one of her two entries in the 1913 Armory Show. The psychological tension and contrast of gestures between auctioneer and victim were calculated by Eberle to create the desired effects.


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