Artifacts

Creator

John Rogers

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

A genre figure, Union Refugees illustrates a Southern Unionist family fleeing to the North. In the piece, the father is shown standing with his gun and a small bundle of belongings as his wife leans on him in sorrow. Next to the mother stands a small child who holds a small bouquet of wildflowers. This piece was the first of Rogers's to show the harrowing effects of the War on civilians.

Description Source

David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The People’s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Pages: 207-08. New York Historical Society. https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibit/union-refugees (accessed January 22, 2019). Ref: DHW #98 Type A.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1864

Approximate Creation Date

1864

Time Period

1860-1869

Measurement

21 1/2 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

zinc-bronze cast sculpture

Inscription

inscribed on front of base: UNION REFUGEES; inscribed on top of base at front: JOHN ROGERS / NEW YORK

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

sculpture

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3961

Digital ID

FVW_03961

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

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