The Little Shepherdess and Her Dog, 1940

This artwork was created by artist Lew Wagy (1884-1968). The limestone figure stands at 40" high.

Hidden almost from sight southeast of the Gatehouse is this unpretentious little stone shepherdess and her dog, which Allerton had Lew Wagy, a Monticello gravestone carver, adapt from an eight-inch-high German porcelain figurine in the house.

The figure is conceived two-dimensionally, much as a tombstone relief might be, and for the spectator standing off to the side, the broad-visaged lady and her alert dog very nearly evaporate into space.



The Little Shepherdess and her Dog are currently in the Conservation Barn but are normally southeast of the Gatehouse.