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Randolph Rogers
(American, 1825-1892)

"Portrait Bust of a Woman"

marble
signed and inscribed "Rome" at rear.
h. 28", w. 17", d. 8-1/2"

Notes: The Neoclassical sculptor Randolph Rogers was a member of the American expatriate community which flourished in Rome in the mid-19th century. Sponsored by his former employers in New York, who saw the potential of their artistically precocious but untrained young clerk, Rogers studied with Lorenzo Bartolini (1777-1850) at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. By 1851, he had opened his own studio where he created popular allegorical, religious, and literary sculptures, many of which were reproduced in smaller scale, and completed portrait commissions from tourists and his fellow expats.
Rogers was the first American to be elected an academician of the Accademia di San Luca (now the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca), where he held the position of sculpture master. In 1884 he was made a Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Corona d'Italia by King Umberto I.
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Randolph Rogers (American, 1825-1892)

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Apr 22, 2017
Starting Price $2,400
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