Sunday, 18 August 2013

Price The Charity Patient By John Rogers Pediatrician (Baby Doctor) Bronze Statue Sculpture 1866 (Brown)

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The Charity Patient By John Rogers Pediatrician (Baby Doctor) Bronze Statue Sculpture 1866 (Brown)

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The Charity Patient By John Rogers Pediatrician (Baby Doctor) Bronze Statue Sculpture 1866 (Brown)
From Paulingston Co

Product Description

We offer our rendition of John Roger's Group sculpture - "The Charity Patient". Taken from the New York Historical Society website, a most comprehensive synopsis of this piece is described:"After the Civil War, Rogers turned to genre scenes from everyday American life, and some of his sculptures addressed social problems. In this work the artist focused on an issue that continues to be of widespread concern: in today's parlance, affordable health care. An elderly physician pauses from mixing prescriptions (still holding the mortar that he uses to grind them) to treat the sick child of an indigent mother. Rogers makes clear from the figures' dress that this is a private appointment before the doctor's day has begun, either because of its urgency or to allow the mother to retain her dignity. The doctor wears a soft cap and a robe. It appears that the woman has wrapped herself and her infant in a blanket, perhaps because of the early hour or in her hurry to reach the doctor. The mother's face expresses her worry over her baby, whose head rests against her shoulder as she holds its tiny hand. The pathos of the scene is conveyed in such details as the doctor's wise and benevolent gaze, his hand gently resting on the baby's head, the baby with its affecting expression of weariness and discomfort, and the mother's gaze back at the physician, tensely awaiting his diagnosis. This partakes of mid-nineteenth-century conventions designed to bring social problems to light and promote action. Sentimental culture encouraged an attachment to home and country, evoked compassion for the less fortunate, and urged action on reform issues. Rogers' image of an individual's kindness to one in need addressed specific concerns about care for the poor, especially those who had lost husbands and providers in the recent civil war. The Charity Patient remained in Rogers' sales catalogue for the next thirty years as one of his most popular groups, particularly as a gift for physicians."

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #229793 in Baby Product
  • Color: Brown
  • Dimensions: 28.00 pounds

Features

  • Bronze Size: 14.5" tall x 8" wide x 4 3/4" long
  • Bronze Shipping Weight: 28 lbs
  • Patina Color: Brown
  • Foundry Mark
  • Marble Base Included
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