Man O'War Statuette

Description
Sculpted by Frederic G. R. Roth (1940), this bronze statuette depicts Man O’War (1917–1947), often considered America’s greatest racehorse. The thoroughbred, affectionately called “Big Red,” triumphed at some of the country's greatest tracks, from Belmont to Saratoga. His progeny included some of the great champions, including War Admiral and Seabiscuit.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
statue
statuette
statue, horse rac
statue, horse racing
statuette, horse racing
Date made
1940
associated dates
1962 05 10
user
Sheaffer, Daniel M.
Sheaffer, Mrs. Daniel M.
maker
Roth, Frederic G. R.
Physical Description
metal, bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 7 in x 22 in; 55.88 cm x 17.78 cm x 55.88 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
associated place
United States
United States: Pennsylvania
ID Number
CL*63.1018
accession number
242358
catalog number
63.1018
subject
Horse Racing
Professional
Sports
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs Daniel M Sheaffer in memory of Daniel M Sheaffer

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