Currently on View in Andrew and Jane Paine Galleries (K213)
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