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Model for cavalry soldier

Randolph Rogers

Artwork Details

Model for cavalry soldier
circa 1845-1885
Randolph Rogers
11 7/8 in. x 3 13/16 in. x 3 5/8 in. ( 30.1 cm x 9.7 cm x 9.2 cm )
Gift of Randolph Rogers

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

At the end of the Civil War (1861–65) there was an effort to promote an American Renaissance and to beautify cities with civic monuments and public sculpture. Sculptors, including Randolph Rogers, were commissioned to produce memorials that addressed themes of war and slavery and to commemorate military heroes, from the common soldier to President Abraham Lincoln himself.
This plaster cast was likely a maquette for one of the soldiers that made up the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil War monument in downtown Detroit.

Physical Description:

Plaster sculpture of a man dressed in a Civil War military uniform; arms are broken off at mid-bicep.

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