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Balto, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Roth, Frederick George Richard 1872-1944
Founder:
Roman Bronze Works
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite, a natural rock with slate tablet
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation The Arsenal - Central Park New York New York 10021
Located Central Park East Drive at 66th Street New York New York 10021
Date:
1925. Cast 1925. Copyrighted 1925
Topic:
Animal--Dog--Husky
Animal--Portrait--Balto
Control number:
IAS 87870159
Notes:
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 202
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York, New York survey, 1993
Bogart, Michele H., "Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City 1890-1930," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pg. 374
Dupre, Judith, "Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory," New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2007, pg. 96-97
Summary:
A husky standing on a rough trail survey the distance. His legs are spead apart and the trace is hanging from his back. His tongue is sticking out of his mouth and he looks as if he is panting. He stands on a natural rock out cropping. A low relief plaque on the rock below depicts a sled and six dogs with Balto in the lead
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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