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Artist:
John Rogers, 30 Oct 1829 - 26 Jul 1904  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Unidentified Child  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier, 17 Dec 1807 - 7 Sep 1892  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher, 24 Jun 1813 - 8 Mar 1887  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison, 10 Dec 1805 - 24 May 1879  Search this
Medium:
Painted plaster
Dimensions:
With Base: 55.9 x 43.2 x 36.2cm (22 x 17 x 14 1/4")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1869
Exhibition Label:
Sculptor John Rogers created a variety of allegorical and sentimental sculptures, which he patented, mass produced, and sold to the public. The Fugitive's Story depicts an imagined gathering of three prominent antislavery leaders-poet John Greenleaf Whittier (left), preacher Henry Ward Beecher, and abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison (seated)-listening to the story of a fugitive slave mother and child. Rogers interviewed and secured photographs of all three and made plaster life masks of Beecher and Garrison.
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Male  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Magazine  Search this
John Greenleaf Whittier: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison: Male  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Suffragist  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Temperance  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher: Male  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher: Literature\Writer  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Pastor  Search this
Henry Ward Beecher: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Albany Institute of History and Art
Website: www.albanyinstitute.org/
Object number:
1945.94.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d6716b55-f038-464d-84f6-95323dfd73da
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1945.94.13