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Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
Date: 1887
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Medium: Painted plaster
Dimensions: Overall: 29 3/4 x 16 x 12 1/2 in. ( 75.6 x 40.6 x 31.8 cm )
Place made: North America, U.S.A., New York
Description: Portrait (full-length).
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1937.35
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Marks: signed: proer left front corner of base: "JOHN ROGERS/NY" inscribed: front of base: "HENRY WARD BEECHER"

Bibliography:

"The Fine Arts," The Critic, New York, Vol. 7, No. 182, June 25, 1887, p. 322.

Partridge, William Ordway, "John Rogers, The Peoples Sculptor," The New England Magazine, Feb., 1896, Vol. XIII, No. 6, pp. 705-21.

Smith, Mrs. and Mrs. Chetwood, Rogers Groups: Thought and Wrought by John Rogers, Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed & Co., 1934, pp.96-7.

Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 108, 134, 212, 216, 222, 256-7, 273, 275, 286-7, 295, 297.

Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, pp. 51-2.

Holzer, Harold, and Farber, Joseph, "The Sculpture of John Rogers," Antiques Magazine, April 1979, pp. 756-68.

Bleier, Paul and Meta, John Rogers Statuary, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001, pp. 154-5.

Exhibitions:

Robert Lehman Sculpture Gallery, N-YHS, November 2000 - present.

"Reading Uncle Tom's Image: A Reconsideration of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 150-Year-Old Character," New-York Historical Society, October 1, 2002-February 9, 2003.