Katherine Rebecca Rogers (1868-1956)
Overall: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. ( 21.6 x 14 x 7.9 cm )
inscribed: on back: "Katie Rogers/Sep-1874"
This portrait bust represents the sculptor's daughter at the age of six. At the time, he was using the child as a model for the little girl in the group, "Hide and Seek," which became one of the favorites at the Philadelphia Centennial of 1876. Rogers made numerous replicas, but it was the one he kept as his own that came to the Society many years later as a gift of the subject herself.
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, p. 676. Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, p. 236.
Gift of Miss Katherine Rebecca Rogers
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