Mexican Girl Dying

Mexican Girl Dying
Mexican Girl Dying.jpg
ArtistThomas Crawford
Year1848 (1848)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art

Mexican Girl Dying is a marble sculpture carved in 1848 by American artist Thomas Crawford. It measures 20.25 inches (51.4 cm) x 54.5 inches (138 cm) x 19.5 inches (50 cm) and is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.[1]

The woman's identity is not known, but the artist has stated that he drew influence from William H. Prescott 1843 History of the Conquest of Mexico, indicating a political motive. She bears a wound below her right breast, suggesting that she has been in battle. The cross beside her suggests martyrdom.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mexican Girl Dying". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved August 16, 2015.

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