Overall: 35 x 48 x 29 in. ( 88.9 x 121.9 x 73.7 cm )
signed: proper right front corner: "JOHN ROGERS./NEW YORK/1887"
inscribed: across front of base: "ICHABOD CRANE AND THE "HEADLESS HORSEMAN"
A bronze sculptural group featuring a scene from Washington Irving's tale "A Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in which two horses gallop in opposite directions. A headless man covered by a cape rides on the horse at back, and Ichabod rides on the horse at front, grasping its neck in an attempt to regain his balance and evade the horseman.
Articles, Scrapbooks of miscellaneous clippings, etc. about John Rogers, Vols. 1, 2, 3, New York Historical Society.
"Art Notes," Daily Evening Transcript, March 31, 1888, p. 2
"The Fine Arts," Daily Evening Transcript, April 4, 1888, p. 7.
Baker, Charles E., "John Rogers As He Depicted American Literature," American Collector, Vol. 13, No. 10, pp. 10-1, 16.
Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 119, 159, 161-2, 255, 296.
Craven, Wayne, Sculpture in America, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1968, pp. 357-366.
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