Tricky Paterboots Clark

Frederick George Richard Roth American
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

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).

Tricky Paterboots Clark, Frederick George Richard Roth (American, Brooklyn, New York 1872–1944 Englewood, New Jersey), Bronze, American

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