Bertha Child Memorial
Child hired sculptor Maurice Brooks to create this marble bust of his wife, Bertha Child, which sits in a small niche next to the steps leading to the private yard of Childâ€™s former residence. The bust is a tribute to Childâ€™s great love and admiration for his wife. On the ground in front of the niche is the inscription, â€œSoul partner and sole part of all my joys, dearer thyself than all.â€ According to family members, the bust is not a particularly good likeness of Bertha who was much more beautiful and lively than she appears here.
Hortense Child’s audio interpretation of The Bertha Child Memorial