- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Randolph Rogers, American (Waterloo, NY 1825 - 1892 Rome, Italy)
- Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii
- Other Titles
- Former Title: Nydia
- Work Type
- Creation Place: North America, United States
- Physical Descriptions
- 91.4 x 61 x 48.3 cm (36 x 24 x 19 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: on basket: Randolph Rogers/Rome 1859
- Harry Sachs; his gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1922.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Harry Sachs
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
- Nydia, the blind flower girl of Pompeii, is based on a character in Bulwer-Lytton's popular novel The Last Days of Pompeii. According to H. Wade White (see bibliography), our version is one of the reduced replicas.
- Publication History
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, The Last Days of Pompeii, Dodd, Mead and Co. (New York, NY, 1946), p.
Margaret Farrand Thorp, The Literary Sculptors, Duke University Press (Durham, NC, 1965), ill. p. 175, frontispiece
Wayne Craven, Sculpture in America, Thomas Y. Crowell Company (New York, NY, 1968), p. 314
Russell Lynes, The Art-Makers of Nineteenth-Century America, Atheneum (New York, NY, 1970), p. 147, ill. p. 148
John K. Howat and John Wilmerding, 19th Century America: Paintings and Sculpture, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1970), p. 114
Millard F. Rogers, Jr., Randolph Rogers: American Sculptor in Rome, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA, 1971), p.
Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand, and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 68, ill.
H. Wade White, "Nineteenth Century American Sculpture at Harvard, a Glance at the Collection", Harvard Library Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, October 1970), vol. XVIII, no. 4, pp. 359-366
- Exhibition History
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972
Sublimations: Art and Sensuality in the 19th Century, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/13/1996 - 07/21/2002
- Verification Level
4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted