ROGERS, Randolph
(b. 1825, Waterloo, N.Y., d. 1892, Roma)

Ruth Gleaning

c. 1855
Marble, 116 x 60 x 61 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This statue is the artist's first large-scale biblical subject, depicts the moment in the Old Testament book of Ruth (2:1-13) when the Moabite woman kneels to glean grain in the field of her future husband, Boaz.

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