Coming to the Parson

  • John Rogers, Coming to the Parson, patented 1870, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Rogers and Son, 1882.1.9

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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.

Title
Coming to the Parson
Artist
Date
patented 1870
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
21 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 10 in. (54.5 x 42.0 x 25.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Rogers and Son

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ceremony – wedding
  • Occupation – religion – clergy
Object Number
1882.1.9
Palette
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