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    Default Paul Brown art aficianados ~ recognize this drawing?

    I have a lot of Paul Brown illustrated books, but I don't recognize this line drawing

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0tqb_6RO0g...00/Capture.JPG

    I bought a large print block that prints this picture. It could be something from a horse show program or other print advertising and not a book. I know he illustrated the Penn National show program a couple of years in the mid-1950s but I've never gotten to look at the interior drawings. The dimensions of the block are 4.5" by 7"

    I'd just like to identify the art for the history of the piece.


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    Maybe try contacting Robin Bledsoe (www.bledsoebooks.com/)

    My mom is a huge collector and would be terribly jealous. I think she has the Penn National program (and pretty much all the books!) and if I get a chance I'll try to look this weekend. Most of the ads I've seen were more polo/ hunting/ racing and if I had to guess that's a showjumper. The only book I can think of offhand about a jumper with a male rider is Jump-Shy and I don't think it's from that.


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    Good idea re Robin Bledsoe. Also Weatherford, who posts here, and possibly Coreene as well.
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    Thanks for the idea. Most of the books I have are pony related. I thought it might have been from Horse Haven, but I looked through that one and didn't find a match.

    I usually save snipped jpg files from any PB items I come across, but unfortunately I never saved any from the Penn National programs. Which reminds me... I have a binder in the basement of old PB ebay auctions. Maybe I'll flip through that tonight.



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    Nope Mary, I have that biography and I haven't found it. But I'll flip through again. And I didn't find it in my binder either. Unless it's out of Jump Shy I'm leaning towards a horse show program or similar ad item. So little of his work covered show jumping.



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    I think it is from Pamela and the Blue Mare at the Olympic Trials....give me a bit and I'll check

    ETA Nope, but I had fun looking. I have both Blue Mare books and one called "Winning your Spurs"...somewhere I have a book called High Hurdles (there were at least 2 of that name) that might have been illustrated by him but can't put my hands on it ATM
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    The National Sporting Library has a Paul Brown collection

    http://www.nsl.org/paul-brown-collection

    Might be worth an inquiry to them?



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    Well there's a 1953 Penn National program on Ebay right now. So if any of you bids against me, you are obligated to check for the print



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    It IS from the PA National program-- it's in the 1955 version, at least.


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    AWESOME!!! Thanks for looking and reporting back. Mystery solved and hunch confirmed. Now we'll see if we can find out about 1953. I know he did 53 and 55. Not sure if I remember ever seeing a 1954 one for sale.

    Now... I wonder where the rest of those awesome print blocks ended up...
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