The Elder’s Daughter

The Elder’s Daughter

John Rogers (1820–1904)

Executed after the original of 1886

Painted plaster

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1994.49

John Rogers’s sculptures were mass-produced genre scenes, available in a variety of sizes and decorative surfaces. They appealed to a growing number of middle-class Americans who aspired to be art collectors. These extremely popular objects artistically placed important social, cultural, and literary topics of the late 1800s into the homes of thousands of Americans.