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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 553

Two John Rogers Civil War Figural Groups: Fugitive Story plus The Slave Auction

Estimate: $350 - $450

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1st Item: John Rogers (American, 1829 - 1904) post Civil War painted plaster figural sculpture titled "The Fugitive Story" depicting the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, the minister Henry Ward Beecher, and the editor of The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison--all abolitionists in the 19th century. Also depicted is an unidentified black woman and her young child appearing to seek help from the group of men. Signed and titled on the base. (Note: patented in 1869 and was the last of Roger's Civil War sculptures). 22" H x 15 1/4" W x 13 1/2" D. Late 19th century. 2nd Item: After John Rogers (American, 1829 - 1904) bronze sculpture titled "The Slave Auction," originally cast in 1859. Depicts an enslaved African American man with his arms crossed and an enslaved woman, possibly his wife, holding a baby to her breast, with another child hiding behind her dress, all before the desk of the white auctioneer who is selling them. Incised with artist's name and title on the oval base and mounted onto a rectangular black marble base. 14" H x 10" W x 7 3/4" D. Later casting, mid to late 20th century.


1st Item (Fugitive): Light wear and minor scattered paint loss, some chipping to base; later paint. 2nd Item (Auction): Bronze and base in overall very good condition.

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Elizabeth Ozment for the estate of Elliott Ozment, Nashville, Tennessee. Ozment was a leading Civil Rights and Immigration attorney in Nashville and former State Legislator.