Indian Fisher Girl and Indian Hunter Boy

Indian Fisher Girl and Indian Hunter Boy

Photo by William J. Hebert
Photo by William J. Hebert

Indian Fisher Girl is an allegorical sculpture that is typical of Randolph Roger’s style and represents the type of sculpture popular in the late 1800s for gardens, parlors and greenhouses. Rogers was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and later moved to Italy to learn to carve marble. He became one of the most popular sculptors of his era.

Carved from marble, the Indian Hunter Boy is poised for action. With focused eyes and taut muscles, the boy seems very much alive. Pairs such as this were a common commission in the Victorian era.

Randolph Rogers. Indian Fisher Girl and Indian Hunter Boy, 1866. Marble, 38 x 15 x 13.5 inches. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Christopher and Charlotte Southwick.