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Joe's Farewell

Object Name: Genre sculpture
Date: 1871
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Medium: Plaster
Dimensions: Overall (height): 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Description: Genre figure
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Lewis Gouverneur Morris
Object Number: 1960.92
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Marks: Incised: "Dolly Varden and Joe Willet / Joe's Farewell"

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Characters in Charles Dicken's "Barnaby Rudge," Joe Willet and Dolly Varden. Inspired by the Rogers groups and mass-produced in Bennington, VT in Parian ware and plaster. [cf: Craven, "Sculpture in America," p.393. sbs 6/6/07]


Robert Lehman Sculpture Gallery, New-York Historical Society, November 2000–2014.