Sunday, April 14, 2013

My John Rogers Group

Way back in 2010 I posted about the wonderful John Rogers group sculpture "Taking the Oath and Drawing Rations." In that post I closed by stating that I would like to own one of these some day. Well, it took a while, but I finally got one.

About a three weeks ago I received an email from a gentleman in northern New York that informed me that he had obtained this particular piece from an estate, and after reading that 2010 blog post wondered if I would be interested in purchasing it. After corresponding back and forth via email and viewing some to the images of the sculpture that he emailed me, we agreed on a price and I purchased it via PayPal.

I am extremely pleased with the purchase. It makes a great addition to my home. Other than a few minor chips and being quite dirty (not too bad though for being almost 150 years old), it is in excellent shape and shows great features to each of the four subjected depicted. Hopefully, sometime in the future, I can find a reputable conservator to get the piece cleaned and restored for a reasonable price, but for the present I am content to enjoy it as it. 

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