Rare Paul Brown Drypoint, Inscribed

The Pen Jump, New Jersey Hunt Cup '29 [Steeplechase, a pack of six riders proceeding from left to right through a narrow fenced paddock, a tree trunk in the foreground at left, the rider at left in flight over a fence and the rider at right addressing the next fence].

n.d., ca. 1934.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

Drypoint etching, titled and dated by the artist in ink lower left, inscribed by the artist in ink lower right. 1 vols. 13 x 40 cm. Rare Paul Brown Drypoint, Inscribed. Matted and glazed. Some uneven browning. Biscotti, Paul Brown, Master of Equine Art, p. 120. Provenance: Katherine Underhill Connett; her son, Eugene V. Connett IV.

Item #242613

An interesting and dynamic steeplechasing scene by Paul Brown, depicting a crowded obstacle at the 1929 New Jersey Hunt Cup. Biscotti writes of the rarity of Brown's etchings, and that many of them "were probably done in very limited editions, as the only examples seen were those in the possession of the family". Biscotti records that the Brooks Brothers exhibition catalogue of March 1934 includes an etching entitled The New Jersey Hunt Cup that might possibly correspond to one of the etchings of unknown title he describes.

While Biscotti notes that none of the numerous etchings executed by Brown was dated or titled in Brown's hand, the present etching is clearly titled and dated and is inscribed by the artist to the wife of his publisher, "To Mrs E. V. Connett, very sincerely, Paul Brown."

A fine sporting association and a rare print.