Model for cavalry soldierArtist(s)Randolph RogersArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1845-1885Medium & SupportplasterDimensions
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 LineGift of Randolph RogersSubject 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 ClassificationSculptureCollection AreaWesternRights
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men (male humans)