Private Theatricals/Last Moments behind the Scenes

  • John Rogers, Private Theatricals/Last Moments behind the Scenes, 1878, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Robert O. Werlich, 1976.113.18

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John Rogers modeled many sculptures of what he described as the “spirit and action” of the theater. This piece shows two actors in seventeenth-century costume, making final preparations before going on stage. The artist’s sister, Laura Derby Rogers, may have posed for this group while visiting Rogers’s new house in Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan.

Title
Private Theatricals/Last Moments behind the Scenes
Artists
Date
1878
On View
Dimensions
24 1/8 x 19 5/8 x 12 in. (61.3 x 50.0 x 30.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Robert O. Werlich

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Performing arts – theater
Object Number
1976.113.18
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