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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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