The Picket Guard

Object Number: 
1937.84
Date: 
1861
Medium: 
Painted plaster with metal parts
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/4 x 10 x 7 7/8 in. ( 36.2 x 25.4 x 20 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: front of base: "THE PICKET GUARD" inscribed: back of base, obscured: "PATENTED..."
Description: 
Genre figure.
Bibliography: 
Articles, Scrapbooks of miscellaneous clippings, etc. about John Rogers, Vols. 1, 2, 3, New York Historical Society. Unattributed Article, Fall 1861, New York Historical Society, Miscellaneous Rogers Materials, Box 6, ca. 1862. Daily Evening Transcript, Boston, Dec. 6, 1861, p. 2. "Literature and Art," The Home Journal, New York, Dec. 21, 1961, p.3. "Fine Arts," The Evening Post, New York, Oct. 16, 1862, p.2. The Evening Post, New York, Nov. 8, 1862, p.1. Daily Evening Transcript, Boston, Nov. 10, 1862, p. 2. Daily Evening Transcript, Boston, Dec. 1, 1862, p. 1. Daily Evening Transcript, Boston, April 28, 1865, p. 2. Tuckerman, Henry T., Book of the Artists, American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and Critical Sketches of American Artists: Preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America, New York: P. Putnam & Son, 1867, pp. 595-7. Wells, Samuel R., ed., "John Rogers, the Sculptor," American Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated, New York, September, 1869, pp. 329-30. 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.64-5. Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 62, 90-1, 98-9, 131, 139-40, 148, 150, 177, 185-6, 198-201, 294, 299, 301, 304. Craven, Wayne, Sculpture in America, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1968, pp. 357-366. Wallace, David H., "The Art of John Rogers: So Real and So True," American Art Journal, November, 1972, pp. 59-70. Holzer, Harold, and Farber, Joseph, "The Sculpture of John Rogers," Antiques Magazine, April 1979, pp. 756-768. Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 66-9.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group