Randolph 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.
Indian Fisher Girl, an allegorical sculpture typical of Rogers’ style, represents the type of sculpture popular in the late 1800s for gardens, parlors and greenhouses. 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, carved before 1892. Marble, 38 x 15 x 13.5 inches. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Christopher and Charlotte Southwick.