Artifacts

Creator

John Rogers

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

A highly admired piece, The Wounded Scout illustrates an escaped slave leading and protecting a wounded soldier. Its contemporaneous admirers included Jessie Benton Frémont, Henry Ward Beecher, Lydia Maria Childs, and Abraham Lincoln who said of the piece, "[It] is very pretty, and suggestive, and, I should think, excellent as a piece of art."

Description Source

David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The People’s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Pages: 211-12. Ref: DHW #103.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1864

Approximate Creation Date

1864

Time Period

1860-1869

Measurement

22 3/4 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

painted plaster

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

3960

Digital ID

FVW_03960

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.

The Wounded Scout: A Friend in the Swamp

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