The Lost Pleiad
On View: Special Exhibition Gallery, 5th Floor
Here, a personification of one of the stars in the constellation called the Pleiades searches the heavens. She forfeited her position among her six sister stars because she dared to marry a mortal. Her pose and her windswept hair and drapery convey a distinct sense of forward motion, a difficult effect to achieve in marble.
Statue: 49 3/4 x 23 1/4 x 34 1/2 in. (126.4 x 59.1 x 87.6 cm)
Height of pedestal: 35 3/8 in. (89.9 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed along back of base: "Randolph Rogers Rome."
Gift of Mrs. J. L. Barclay
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact email@example.com
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Randolph Rogers (American, 1825-1892). The Lost Pleiad, ca. 1874-1875. Marble, Statue: 49 3/4 x 23 1/4 x 34 1/2 in. (126.4 x 59.1 x 87.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. J. L. Barclay, 09.770. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 09.770_front_PS2.jpg)
front, 09.770_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Statue of partially nude female personification of one of the Pleiad stars. Figure leans forward in motion and turns head to proper left with hand held over eyes in seeking gesture, holds proper right arm stretched out behind her; her legs are raised behind her as if she is floating through the air and the figure is supported atop round base of cloud-like forms; she wears loose drapery that falls from proper right shoulder, wraps around her body below her breasts, and comes to a pile below her legs; she has long, wavy hair pulled into a ponytail with several loose strands; inscribed along front edge of round base: "THE LOST PLEIAD."
Condition: Good, missing the ends of four fingers of proper right hand; few chunks of ends of hair in ponytail missing; some black stains on back of clouds.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.