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Coming to the Parson

patented 1870 John Rogers Born: Salem, Massachusetts 1829 Died: New Canaan, Connecticut 1904 painted plaster 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 10 in. (54.5 x 42.0 x 25.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of John Rogers and Son 1882.1.9 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A


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John Rogers sold more than eight thousand copies of the group Coming to the Parson, making it by far his most successful piece. This group was particularly favored as a wedding present. Rogers included a newspaper titled The Union, which was inspired by a newspaper he read while working as a mechanic in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Keywords

Ceremony - wedding

Figure group

Occupation - religion - clergy

sculpture

paint

plaster

About John Rogers

Born: Salem, Massachusetts 1829 Died: New Canaan, Connecticut 1904

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