1870 John Rogers Sculpture Coming to the Parson, Movie Little Woman, June Allison, Katherine Hepburn


1870 John Rogers Sculpture Coming to the Parson, Movie Little Woman, June Allison, Katherine Hepburn
Coming to the Parson
Patented 1870
John Rogers
Painted Plaster
21 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 10 inch (54.5 x 42.0 x 25.4 cm)These sculptures were very popular or very fragile during the Victorian age. Very rarely will you find them without damage. There were two version of this grouping, one with dog and cat and one without. If you ever have a chance to see the movie, the re-make of  “Little Woman” with June Allison playing the title role, (I personally like the Kate Hepburn original edition) you will see the grouping (with dog and cat). She is in the parlor when her Aunt drops by where she staying in an upscale rooming house in New York. She learns that her aunt has decided to take her sister to Europe instead of her and as her aunt is telling her why she is standing next to this sculpture  Many good angles in the movie of this grouping.
It is also in the 1946 movie called “CRACK-UP.”  An art critic risks his reputation and his life to track down a forgery racket starring Pat O’Brien and Claire Trevor.  It is at the end of the movie and Pat O’Brien is being given an injection of truth serum and in the background as the needle moves towards PO you see the statue in background, this same one.

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