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The Town Pump

Object Number: 
1941.917
Date: 
1862
Medium: 
Painted plaster with metal armatures
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/4 x 10 x 7 1/2 in. ( 33.7 x 25.4 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
signed: front of water trough: "JOHN ROGERS/NEW YORK" inscribed: on back-date obscured by paint: "ENTERED MAY 27/1862
Description: 
Genre figure.
Bibliography: 
Articles, Scrapbooks of miscellaneous clippings, etc. about John Rogers, Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, New York Historical Society. "The Academy of Design", New York Evening Post, April 17, 1862, P. 1. "National Academy of Design", The New York Times, April 24, 1862, p. 2. Daily Evening Transcript, Boston, Dec. 1, 1862, p. 1. 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, Vol. 49, no. 9, 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. 80. Smith, Mrs. and Mrs. Chetwood, Rogers Groups: Thought and Wrought by John Rogers, Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1934, pp.64-5. Craven, Wayne, Sculpture in America, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1968, pp. 357-366. Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 79, 81, 90, 99, 119, 148, 150, 178, 197, 202-3, 299, 304. New-York Historical Society Annual Report for 1970, pp. 28-29. Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 74-7.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Major E. Gilbert Schermerhorn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group