Painted plaster with metal parts
Overall: 21 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. ( 55.2 x 31.8 x 27.3 cm )
signed: proper left top side of base: "JOHN ROGERS/NEW YORK/1880"
inscribed: front of base: "THE REFEREE"
Article, Scrapbooks of miscellaneous clippings, etc. about John Rogers, Vols. 1, 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. 90-1.
Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 247, 295-6, 304.
Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 178-9.
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
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