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Artist:
John Rogers, born Salem, MA 1829-died New Canaan, CT 1904  Search this
Medium:
painted plaster
Dimensions:
21 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 10 in. (54.5 x 42.0 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
patented 1870
Luce Center Label:
John Rogers sold more than eight thousand copies of the group Coming to the Parson, making it by far his most successful piece. This group was particularly favored as a wedding present. Rogers included a newspaper titled The Union, which was inspired by a newspaper he read while working as a mechanic in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Ceremony\wedding  Search this
Occupation\religion\clergy  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Rogers and Son
Object number:
1882.1.9
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1882.1.9