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Tricky Paterboots Clark

Artist:
Frederick George Richard Roth (American, Brooklyn, New York 1872–1944 Englewood, New Jersey)
Date:
1910
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 4 in. (14 x 28.3 x 10.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Ella Mabel Clark, 1910
Accession Number:
10.115
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
This statuette is most likely a portrait of a dog, perhaps a smooth-coated fox terrier, owned by Ella Mabel Clark, the donor of this work. It recalls the British tradition of commissioning portraits of one's horses and dogs. The collared pet is depicted lying down, a ball between its forelegs. Roth was adept at modeling portraits of individual animals, including his best known, a life-size statue of a Siberian husky, "Balto" (1925; Central Park, New York).
Signature: [back of base]: FGR ROTH fec/ 1910

Inscription: [top of base]: Tricky Paterboots Clark

Marking: [foundry mark, right side of base]: ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N.Y.
Ella Mabel Clark, until 1910
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