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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Classification: 
Date: 
Late 19th century
Medium: 
Off-white painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 13 1/2 x 3 in. ( 40.6 x 34.3 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Daly
Object Number: 
1931.10
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
335
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Classification: 
Medium: 
White glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. ( 15.2 x 8.9 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1925.80
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
331
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

George Washington (1732-1799)

Classification: 
Date: 
Mid-19th century
Medium: 
Painted plaster with flesh tone and blue eyes
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 48.9 x 34.3 x 19 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Edmund Bramhall Child
Object Number: 
X.82
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
330
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hugh J. Grant (1853-1910)

Classification: 
Date: 
Late 19th century
Medium: 
Dark brown patinated bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/4 x 18 x 11 in. ( 59.1 x 45.7 x 27.9 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Hugh J. Grant
Object Number: 
INV.130
Marks: 
inscriptions: in center of base: "HUGH J. GRANT" inscribed: proper right side of base: "GORHAM MFG. CO FOUNDERS"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
327
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Unidentified man

Classification: 
Date: 
1928
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 6 x 10 in. ( 7.6 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm )
Description: 
Sheet metal plaque depicting bust of presidential candidate Al Smith; "1928" impressed on hat.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number: 
INV.6310
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1928
eMuseum Object ID: 
324
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Private Theatricals, Last Moments Behind The Scenes

Classification: 
Date: 
1878
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 x 18 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 61 x 47 x 29.2 cm )
Description: 
Genre figure.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1929.91
Marks: 
signed: proper left front of base: "JOHN ROGERS/NEW YORK" inscribed: center top back of base: "PAT. JUNE...." inscribed: front of base: "PRIVATE THEATRICALS/LAST MOMENTS BEHIND THE SCENES"
Gallery Label: 
In the 1870s and 1880s Rogers explored two different types of subject matter: genre themes taken from everyday life and scenes from popular plays. In a few groups he combined the two, depicting theatrical amusements in the home. Rogers was a fan of theater in both public and private settings, and home theatricals were a common form of entertainment in the late nineteenth century. He had offered numerous depictions of children at play, and in this scene adults entertain themselves by putting on their own play, in both senses of the word. According to Rogers' description of Private Theatricals, a man and a woman are dressed for a play set in the period of Louis XIII. They are making their last preparations before they take the "stage," in this case, probably a parlor in a private home (likely decorated with a Rogers group). The woman, said to be modeled after Rogers' sister Laura, takes a last glance at her lines, and the man applies burnt cork to her face to accentuate her eyebrows. Private Theatricals heralds a period of great technical achievement in Rogers' work. In the late 1870s and 1880s he attempted ever more complicated compositions and demonstrated his growing mastery of his medium with greater detail in textures. In this group, texture and ornamentation run riot; nearly every surface is covered in delicate, carefully inscribed pattern. Rogers pointed out that the actors' attire was inspired by the seventeenth century, and he may have chosen the period as an opportunity to showcase his talents at rendering lavish fabrics. The woman's dress is covered with sinuously curving flowers, and the broad collar of her dress is delicate lace. The man's cavalier costume is even more exotic: decorative medallions project from the surface of the fabric, his full sleeves are covered with bows, and his hat bears a finely rendered feather. Even his flaring boots bear a punched pattern around the cuffs. The table between them is covered by a small still life of makeup accessories, a mirror, and a fan. This would have been enough to demonstrate Rogers' ability to create crisp and convincing detail, but he seemed to revel in virtuoso touches and went further still, modeling the lovely vignette of herons in the grass applied to the triangular table base and the grotesquely fantastical creatures that crawl down its corners. The artist could not leave even the floor bare but covered it with an animal skin rug, likely that of a cat, which includes its head. In a sly comic touch, its eyes roll up as if it, too, is enjoying the scene.
Bibliography: 
Articles, Scrapbooks of miscellaneous clippings, etc. about John Rogers, Vol. 4, New York Historical Society. "Personal," Harper's Weekly, June 29, 1878, p. 507. Barck, Dorothy, "Rogers Group in the Museum of the New-York Historical Society," New-York Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. XVI, No. 3, October, 1932, p. 78. Smith, Mrs. and Mrs. Chetwood, Rogers Groups: Thought and Wrought by John Rogers, Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1934, pp.86-7. Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 144, 244, 295-6, 304. Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 166-7.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1878
eMuseum Object ID: 
323
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cass Gilbert (1859-1934)

Classification: 
Date: 
1931
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 7/8 x 11 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 42.9 x 29.5 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Object Number: 
INV.300
Marks: 
signed: proper right side front: "Walter Russel/RW" inscribed: base front: "BAS RELIEF OF CASS GILBERT/TRIBUTE OF SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES/JAN 16 1931"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1931
eMuseum Object ID: 
322
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Faust and Marguerite

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1870-1880
Medium: 
Painted plaster with metal parts
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 x 16 x 13 in. ( 66 x 40.6 x 33 cm )
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1929.116
Marks: 
signed: back of base: "C. HENNECKES Copyright." inscribed: front of base: "Faust & Marguerite"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
319
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miss Malvina Hoffman (1887-1966)

Classification: 
Date: 
1929
Medium: 
Plaster with nails
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. ( 57.2 x 29.8 x 22.2 cm )
Description: 
Self-portrait
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Miss Malvina Hoffman, through Barbara M. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1984.89
Marks: 
signed: on proper right side: "MH/1929/ NY" label: yellow sticky label removed to file: "#30"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1929
eMuseum Object ID: 
318
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Professor William Ernest Hocking (1873-1966)

Classification: 
Date: 
1962
Medium: 
Off-white and green painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. ( 41.6 x 16.5 x 21 cm )
Description: 
Life size portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Miss Malvina Hoffman, through Barbara M. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1984.92
Marks: 
signed: lower proper left side of bust: "MALVINA HOFFMAN/1962" tag: two tags removed to file, one is the foundry information for casting and the other is an orange tag "#16"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1962
eMuseum Object ID: 
317
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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