Overall: 21 1/2 x 13 x 10 1/4 in. ( 54.6 x 33 x 26 cm )
signed: center base: "JOHN ROGERS/NEW YORK"
inscribed: front of base: "CHALLENGING THE UNION VOTE"
inscribed: back of base: "PATENTED Sept..1869"
inscribed: proper left side top of base: "THE RIGHT TO PHOTOGRAPH THIS GROUP/IS NOT SOLD WITH IT"
Genre figure: A light tan painted plaster vase featuring a voting scene taking place in the old South. A Unionist has come to the polls with his granddaughter to register his vote in the ballot box, but the registrar, an ex-Confederate who is opposed to his views, pushes his hand aside while he examines the registry to find his name and perhaps an opportunity to disqualify him. Patent # 3364: February 9, 1869
Articles, Scrapbooks of miscellaneous clippings, etc. about John Rogers, Vols. 3, 4, New York Historical Society.
The New York Evening Mail, December 18, 1869, p. 2.
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. 74.
Smith, Mrs. and Mrs. Chetwood, Rogers Groups: Thought and Wrought by John Rogers, Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1934, pp.74-5.
Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 221, 295, 297, 304.
Holzer, Harold, and Farber, Joseph, "The Sculpture of John Rogers," Antiques Magazine, April 1970, pp. 756-768.
Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 114-5.
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
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