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John Rogers III (1866-1939)

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Painted plaster
Overall: 11 5/8 x 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 29.5 x 23.5 x 14 cm )
inscriptions: marked under left shoulder: "Johnnie Rogers/1871"
Portrait bust
Gallery Label: 
This likeness of the sculptor's son was modeled when the boy was five years old. Because the sculptor was dissatisfied with the work, he had no copies left. The sole surviving copy was presented to The New-York Historical Society by the subject's sister.
Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 2, 1974, pp. 675-6. Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 229-30.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Katherine Rebecca Rogers
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group