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elliott rooseveltThis portrait of Elliott Roosevelt, MFH of the Meadow Brook Hunt, Long Island, NY, was painted in watercolor by Max Klepper in 1915. Roosevelt was the father of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. (Yes, that was her maiden name as well.)

The Master led his field over thick and unyielding post-and-rail fences that started at four feet and went up from there. The poem at the bottom of the painting reads as follows:

With the Meadow Brook Hunt they were always in front,
And fearless of all disaster.
Over bar and gate, they would lead us straight,
Old Mohawk — and his Master.

Posted March 5, 2014

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