Overall: 18 1/2 x 19 x 14 5/8 in. ( 47 x 48.3 x 37.1 cm )
signed: proper right front corner of base: "JOHN ROGERS/NEW YORK/1885"
inscribed: proper right back of base: "PATENTED .NOV.3. 1885"
inscribed: front of base: "YOU ARE A SPIRIT, I KNOW: / WHEN DID YOU DIE?"
inscribed: front top edge of base: "KING
Articles, Scrapbooks of miscellaneous clippings, etc. about John Rogers, Vol. 4, New York Historical Society.
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. 76.
Smith, Mrs. and Mrs. Chetwood, Rogers Groups: Thought and Wrought by John Rogers, Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1934, pp.92-3.
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. 109, 252, 295.
Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 192-3.
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