Plaster with lead and metal parts
Overall: 20 1/4 x 15 x 10 1/8 in. ( 51.4 x 38.1 x 25.7 cm )
signed: proper right top of base: "JOHN ROGERS/NEW YORK/1878"
inscribed: proper left top back of base: "PATENTED DEC.10.1878"
inscribed: front of base: "THE PEDDLER AT THE FAIR"
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. 78.
Smith, Mrs. and Mrs. Chetwood, Rogers Groups: Thought and Wrought by John Rogers, Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1934, pp.88-9.
Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 119, 134, 245.
Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 170-1.
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
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