The Favored Scholar

  • John Rogers, The Favored Scholar, patented 1873, cast and painted plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Rogers and Son, 1882.1.7

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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.”
Title
The Favored Scholar
Artist
Date
patented 1873
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
21 1/8 x 16 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. (53.5 x 40.9 x 31.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Rogers and Son

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast and painted plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – courting
  • Occupation – education – teacher
  • Occupation – education – student
  • Figure group – male and child
Object Number
1882.1.7
Palette
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