Known for his equestrian and animal sculptures, Herbert Haseltine was a highly successful artist who won much recognition during his lifetime. He was born in Rome, Italy in 1877, and during his childhood became an accomplished horseback rider and polo player. He came to the United States for education, and in 1899, graduated from Harvard University. He then studied art in Munich at the Royal Academy and the Academie Julian in Paris. He worked mainly in New York City and modeled many race winners including Man O’ War, a 3000 pound statue in Lexington, Kentucky. In the mid-1920s, he made his first visit to India where he completed an equestrian statue of architect Sir Edwin Luylens at Jamnagar. There he also modeled horses including elaborately jeweled horses’ heads inspired by 17th and 18th century Indian miniatures. Haseltine died in Paris in 1962.