Dr. John Osgood Stone (1813-1876)
Overall: 8 x 7 x 4 3/8 in. ( 20.3 x 17.8 x 11.1 cm )
inscribed: on bottom in pencil: "made by John Rogers in 1868, New Cana.../ Dr. Osgood Stone of Salem, Mass., and New York City born Feb. 1st, 1813 in Salem/died June 7, 1876 in New York
Stone was born in Salem, Mass., the son of Robert and Rebecca (Osgood) Stone. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1836 and eventually established his practice in New York. He was a physician at the New York Dispensary from 1845 to 1847 and attending surgeon at Bellevue Hospital from 1850 to 1857. He was appointed a commissioner when the Metropolitan Board of Health was founded in 1866 and served until the board was disbanded in 1869. After about 1865 Stone was the Rogers's family doctor.
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 768-9. Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 221, 231.
Gift of Miss Katherine Rebecca Rogers
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