Mrs. John Rogers, Sr. (1805-1877)
Overall: 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 29.2 x 21 x 13.3 cm )
Sarah Ellen Derby was the daughter of John Derby and the granddaughter of Elias Hasket Derby, merchants of Salem. She was married to John Rogers, a Boston merchant, and was the mother of John Rogers, the genre sculptor. This portrait bust was a gift to the Society from her granddaughter.
Wallace, David H., John Rogers, The People's Sculptor, Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1967, pp. 4, 8-9, 11-3, 15, 20, 34, 41-2, 179-80, 200. 204, 206, 236, 240-1, 274. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. II, 1974, p. 675.
Gift of Katherine Rebecca Rogers
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