Item #31104 Billy Barton at Canal Turn, Grand National Steeplechase 1928 [page proof from Spills and Thrills]. Paul Brown.

Billy Barton at Canal Turn, Grand National Steeplechase 1928 [page proof from Spills and Thrills]

New York: Scribner's, 1928. Brown, Paul. One sheet, ca. 9 1/2 x 12 inches (photo is slightly cropped). The paper is age browned but not as dark as in the photo. The edges are chipped and creased; long crease along left side as shown. Matting and framing would hide these blemishes,, as the image is fine. It would frame up beauitfully. Item #31104

One of the publisher's set of unbound advance page proofs for Spills and Thrills, originally issued for pre-publication promotion. Spills and Thrills is filled with dozens of Brown's action drawings of equestrian sport, made from his on-the-spot sketches. The medium here seems to be soft pencil and crayon. The caption, reproduced in his handwriting, reads ?Thrill of thrills ? Canal Turn ? second time ?round -- Mr Howard Bruce?s Billy Barton leads. Grand National 1928.? Left to right, the horses are Great Span, Billy Barton, Tipperary Tim, May King, and Maguelonne. Only two horses finished the Grand National that year--Tipperary Tim won, and Billy Barton placed.. Shipping/handling will be extra; please keep this in mind when ordering.

Price: $50.00

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