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Model for cavalry soldier

Accession Number
1885.1

Title
Model for cavalry soldier

Artist(s)
Randolph Rogers

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1845-1885

Medium & Support
plaster

Dimensions
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 )

Credit Line
Gift of Randolph Rogers

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.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
men (male humans)
soldier
soldiers
standing

6 Related Resources

Monuments and Memorials
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
U.S. Civil War
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
U.S. Wars
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Work and Workers
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Cabinet R: Shelf 1
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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Web Use Permitted

On display

UMMA Gallery Location ➜ AMH, 2nd floor ➜ 205 (Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery) ➜ Cabinet R ➜ Shelf 1