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Isaac on the Altar

Randolph Rogers

American Art

MEDIUM Marble
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES Modelled 1863-1864
    DIMENSIONS With Base: 79 1/4 x 26 1/8 x 22 1/2 in. (201.3 x 66.4 x 57.2 cm) Statue: 41 5/8 x 18 1/2 x 20 in. (105.7 x 47 x 50.8 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Incised on back of stack of logs: "Randolph Rogers, Rome."
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed on front of base: "Abraham lay not thy hand upon the lad."
    COLLECTIONS American Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 18.180a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mary S. Croxson
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Randolph Rogers (American, 1825-1892). Isaac on the Altar, Modelled 1863-1864. Marble, With Base: 79 1/4 x 26 1/8 x 22 1/2 in. (201.3 x 66.4 x 57.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary S. Croxson, 18.180a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 18.180_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION (a) White marble statue of young boy kneeling with hands bound together with rope and placed on raised proper left knee; head turned to proper right; strap over proper right shoulder holds animal skin loosely around waist; kneels on square stack of small logs. (b) Tall, square pedestal base of gray marble with molding around top and bottom edges. Condition: Good; several scratches and large chips around edges of base.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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