The Elder's Daughter

  • John Rogers, The Elder's Daughter, patented 1877, painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1967.131

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John Rogers modeled many groups that included his favorite animal, the horse. To depict the horse accurately, he measured many different breeds, took casts from anatomical specimens, and studied photographs of horses in motion. In Elder’s Daughter, the horse carries a Puritan and his daughter home from church. The elder glares at the young man, who has committed sacrilege by offering his daughter an apple on the Sabbath.

Title
The Elder's Daughter
Artist
Date
patented 1877
On View
Dimensions
21 x 19 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (53.2 x 49.5 x 27.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – religion – elder
  • Recreation – courting
  • Equestrian
  • History – United States – Colonization
  • Object – fruit – apple
Object Number
1967.131
Palette
Linked Open Data
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