Overall: 21 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 54 x 52.1 x 29.2 cm )
signed: top front base: "JOHN ROGERS/NEW YORK/1877"
inscribed: front of base: "THE MOCK TRIAL/ARGUSMENT FOR THE PROSECUTION"
Genre figure: A bronze sculptural group featuring a young man kneeling at center with a woman at each side and a man in the back. He has been charged for committing an offense. At left, a woman prosecuting attorney delivers a persuasive argument to the judge in the back. The young man looks pleadingly to his right at a young lady policeman who has him in her charge. Patent # 10052: June 12, 1877
Articles, Scrapbooks of miscellaneous clippings, etc. about John Rogers, Vol. 4, New York Historical Society.
"Personal," Harper's Weekly, New York, June 2, 1877, p. 423.
"Art Notes," New York Daily Graphic, May 11, 1877, p. 203.
Smith, Mrs. and Mrs. Chetwood, Rogers Groups: Thought and Wrought by John Rogers, Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1934, pp.84-5.
Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 242, 295, 304.
Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 160-1.
Purchase, James Hazen Hyde Fund
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