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The Favored Scholar

patented 1873 John Rogers Born: Salem, Massachusetts 1829 Died: New Canaan, Connecticut 1904 cast and painted plaster 21 1/8 x 16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. (53.5 x 40.9 x 31.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of John Rogers and Son 1882.1.7 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A


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The Favored Scholar was one of John Rogers’s more sentimental groups, showing a girl receiving special attention from a young male teacher. It proved a very personal subject for one schoolteacher, Mr. B. W. Woodward from Pennsylvania, who gave this sculpture pride of place after he married his own “favored scholar.”

Keywords

Figure group - male and child

Occupation - education - student

Occupation - education - teacher

Recreation - courting

sculpture

plaster

About John Rogers

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

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