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Ruth Gleaning

Randolph Rogers (American, 1825-1892)


The statue's elegant face and poised bearing have the grace and dignity of the neo-classical ideal.

Rogers was a member of the neo-classical movement considered to be America's first native school of sculpture.

Ruth was an Old Testament heroine who left her birthplace and settled in Israel, uttering the words, "Whither thou goest, I will go."

Purchased in Italy in the mid-1930s; collection of gaetano Lancellotti, Rhode Island until 1987; sold to the museum through Conner-Rosenkranz

Object Information

artist
Randolph Rogers (American, 1825-1892)
creation date
modeled 1853, carved 1860
materials
marble on plum marble pedestal
dimensions
35 1/2 x 20 x 20 in.
accession number
1988.219
credit line
Gift in honor of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Fortune by their children and Gift of the Alliance of the IMA
copyright
Public Domain
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors