Brown, Paul Desmond

  • “The First Goal Scored by Mr. Hitchcock, Meadow Brook, Westchester Cup, 1927” Chalk & Crayon on paper, 11.5 x 19 inches, 18 x 25 inches, Inscribed & Signed lower right | Commissioned by and published in Paul Vischer's POLO magazine.
  • “Mr. Milburn breaks the Lion's Back, Meadow Brook, Westchester Cup, 1927” Chalk & Crayon on paper, 9 x 14.5 inches, 15.5 x 20.5 inches, Signed lower right | Commissioned by and published in Paul Vischer's POLO magazine.
  • “Milburn Saves, 7th Period” Mixed media on paper, Inscribed, Signed and dated, lower right
  • “Foxhunters vs. Greentree, 1931”
  • “Tabbott Backs a Beauty”
  • “On The Ball” Mixed media on paper, 8 x 10 inches, 12 x 14 inches, Signed in pencil
  • “1st Goal, 2nd Game - Kenny” International Polo Argentina vs USA (Copa de las Americas) in 1928, Watercolour, 9.5 x 10.5 inches, Inscribed, Signed & Dated, Paul Brown ’28, lower right
  • “Kenny Hits One - 3rd Period, 3rd Game” International Polo Argentina vs USA (Copa de las Americas) in 1928, Watercolour, 11 x 17 inches, Inscribed, Signed & Dated, Paul Brown ’28, lower left
  • “Take the Man” International Polo Argentina vs. USA (Copa de las Americas) in 1928, Color pencil on paper, heightened with white, 8.5 x 10 inches, Inscribed, Signed & Dated, Paul Brown ’28, lower right
  • “Hitchcock hooks Nelson - 2nd Period, 2nd Game” International Polo Argentina vs. USA (Copa de las Americas) in 1928, Watercolour on paper over traces of black ink, heightened with white, 11 x 17 inches, Inscribed, Signed & Dated ’28, lower right
  • “Goal Kenny - 6th Period, 2nd Game” International Polo Argentina vs USA (Copa de las Americas) in 1928, Watercolour, 11 x 17 inches, Inscribed, Signed & Dated, Paul Brown ’28, lower right
  • “Mr. A.J. Kenny's Buena Mosa” International Polo Argentina vs USA (Copa de las Americas) in 1928, Watercolour, 8.5 x 8 inches, Inscribed, Signed & Dated, Paul Brown ’28, lower right
  • "Back Shot by Winston Guest" Watercolour, 11 x 14 inches, Hogarth frame, Signed, Dated: 1938, Inscription on the back: "Back shot by Winston Guest – ball was coming diagonally to him from his left front. Winston chipped and sent it on its way to the rear without it touching the ground." Mint condition
  • “Tommy Knocks one down, 3rd game, East vs. West, Chicago, 1930” Mixed media & Gouache on paper, 11 x 17 inches, Inscribed, Signed & Dated 1933
  • "Goal - Capt Roark, 3rd Period, Santa Paula - Hurricanes Championship, 1931" Watercolour, 11 x 11 inches, Signed, Inscribed as titled, Lower right
  • “Over the Boards” Pastel on paper, Signed & Inscribed
  • “Lacey Saves the Goal” 1929, Watercolour & Mixed Media, 11 x 17 inches, Signed & Inscribed
  • "Polo Player in Blue" Mixed media, 16 x 9 inches, Framed: 22 x 15 inches, Signed, Dated: 1930, Lower right
  • "Over the Boards" Charcoal and colored pencil on paper, 9 x 13 ½ inches, Framed: 14 ¾ x 19 ¼ inches, Signed, Inscribed as titled, Dated: '27, Provenance: Mr. George S. Mandell, Massachusetts Mr. Charles G. Rice, Massachusetts
  • "Cecil Smith backs one" Watercolour and mixed media, 13 x 19 inches, Signed, Inscribed, Lower right: "Cecil Smith backs one – He put his opponent off wall coming onto boards and backed ball 75 yards. Junior Championship, 1933, Paul Brown" Dedication lower left: "To Gunnar C. Wilster, Very sincerely, Paul” N/A
  • "On The Ball" Watercolour, 14 x 16 inches, Signed, Lower left, N/A
  • "Tommy Hitchcock #2, c. 1930" Mixed media and gouache, 10 x 9 inches, Signed, Dated: 1931, Inscription: "His mallet reversed Tommy hits it! On his first shot, his mallet broke. Tommy got in two more strokes before the other half of his Head broke off. He then reversed the stick and almost scored. Greentree vs. Santa Paula, 6th Chukker, Open Championship" N/A
  • "International Field Meadow Brook Club 1939" Original Hand Coloured Lithograph - Artist's proof, 22 x 31 inches, Titled with pencil remarque, Signed and dated in pencil. New York, Published & Copyrighted 1939, by Robert Strawbridge Jr. Ultra rare + Scarce
  • "Going for the Hook" Dry point etching, 8 x 11 inches, Signed lower right
  • "Left Backhander and a Hook" International Polo Argentina vs USA (Copa de las Americas) in 1928, Dry point etching, 8 x 8 ½ inches, Signed and dated 1928
  • "Polo Game 1930" Dry point etching, 6 x 16 inches, Signed in ink lower right
  • "Down The Field" Dry point etching, 6 x 8 inches, Framed: 14 x 16 inches, Signed lower right
  • "The Save" American Polo Scenes, Derrydale Press 1930, Printed on imported handmade paper, Plate: 12 ½ x 20 inches, Paper: 17 x 24 inches, Signed lower left, Titles engraved in the same style as other sets of American Sporting scenes published by The Derrydale Press, 1930. Only 175 signed proofs were produced of each print, which makes a bona fide set of four rare and valuable.
  • "The Goal" American Polo Scenes, Derrydale Press 1930, Printed on imported handmade paper, Plate: 12 ½ x 20 inches, Paper: 17 x 24 inches, Signed lower left, Titles engraved in the same style as other sets of American Sporting scenes published by The Derrydale Press, 1930. Only 175 signed proofs were produced of each print, which makes a bona fide set of four rare and valuable.
  • "On The Boards" American Polo Scenes, Derrydale Press 1930, Printed on imported handmade paper, Plate: 12 ½ x 20 inches, Paper: 17 x 24 inches, Signed lower left, Titles engraved in the same style as other sets of American Sporting scenes published by The Derrydale Press, 1930. Only 175 signed proofs were produced of each print, which makes a bona fide set of four rare and valuable.
  • "Down The Field" American Polo Scenes, Derrydale Press 1930, Printed on imported handmade paper, Plate: 12 ½ x 20 inches, Paper: 17 x 24 inches, Signed lower left, Titles engraved in the same style as other sets of American Sporting scenes published by The Derrydale Press, 1930, Only 175 signed proofs were produced of each print, which makes a bona fide set of four rare and valuable.
  • “Jumping Horse” Mixed Media, Signed & Inscribed
  • “Jockey Dismounting” 1949, Graphite & Coloured Pencil on paper, Signed & Inscribed
  • "Broken Rail in The Last Fence, West Hills" Watercolour & Mixed media, 12 x 18 ½ inches, Signed & Dated '34, Pristine condition
  • "The Water - The Aiken Hunters Steeplechase" Pastel and ink
, 19 ½ x 12 inches, Framed:
 29 x 22 inches, Signed and dated 1933
, Provenance: The Sporting Gallery & Bookshop, Inc. New York
  • "The Water - Aintree, 1931" Photomechanical color print made for New York: Polo Magazine, 1931, First edition, Edition size unknown, 11 x 18 inches, Signed, Provenance: Arthur Ackermann & Son
  • "The Last Fence at Meadowbrook" Pastel and ink,
 13 x 19 ¾ inches,
 Framed: 22 x 28 inches
, French mat,
 Hogarth frame,

 Signed and dated 1928, Provenance: The Sporting Gallery & Bookshop, Inc. New York


  • "The Water - The Corinthian Steeplechase" Pastel and Ink
, 12 x 19 ½ inches, Framed: 22 x 
29 inches
, Signed, Inscribed and dated 1934
, Provenance: The Sporting Gallery & Bookshop, Inc.
  • "Loose Ones at Breechers - Aintree" Color pencil and white heightening, 10 x 14 ½ inches, Signed, Inscribed and dated 1928
  • "Springs Tumble - Aintree" Color pencil and white heightening, 10 x 14 ½ inches, Signed, Inscribed and dated 1928
  • "Hunt Team" Mixed media, 8 x 12 inches, Framed: 14 x 18 inches, Signed and inscribed in pencil
  • “Meadowbrook Hunt Cup, 1929” Dry point etching, 7 x 11 inches, 12.5 x 16.5 inches, Framed & Signed lower right
  • "Meadow Brook Steeple Chase at Ambrose Clark Estate, Broad Hollow, Old Westbury, Long Island" Dry point etching, 14.25 x 10.38 inches, 
Signed in pencil,
 


Provenance: The Sporting Gallery & Bookshop, Inc. New York
  • "The Chaser" Dry point etching,
 15 x 11 ¼ inches,
 Signed in pencil
, Provenance: The Sporting Gallery & Bookshop Inc. New York

  • "Over The Plough" Dry point etching, 8 ½ x 10 ⅛ inches,
 Signed in pencil
, Provenance: The Sporting Gallery & Bookshop, Inc. New York
  • "The Field Hunter" Dry point etching, 9 ½ x 12 ½ inches,
 Signed in pencil
, Mint condition
, Provenance: The Sporting Gallery & Bookshop Inc. New York
  • "Kennel Bound" American Fox Hunting Scenes, The Derrydale Press, New York, 1937, Plate size: 21 ¾ x 7 ⅞ inches, Paper size: 31 x 22 ⅞ inches, with generous margins, Hand made Paper with deckle edges, Limited to 250 numbered and signed prints. SET #1 Belonged to Eugene Connett, President, Derrydale Press. Even though the set was advertised as being produced in an edition of 250, most collectors and dealers in sporting art believe that there were many fewer actually produced. Uncut and unframed. Mint condition.  FLAWLESS, NOT ANOTHER SET LIKE IT IN THE WORLD  Provenance: The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, Inc, New York
  • "Pressing Him" American Fox Hunting Scenes, The Derrydale Press, New York, 1937, Plate size: 21 ¾ x 7 ⅞ inches, Paper size: 31 x 22 ⅞ inches, with generous margins, Hand made Paper with deckle edges, Limited to 250 numbered and signed prints. SET #1 Belonged to Eugene Connett, President, Derrydale Press. Even though the set was advertised as being produced in an edition of 250, most collectors and dealers in sporting art believe that there were many fewer actually produced. Uncut and unframed. Mint condition.  FLAWLESS, NOT ANOTHER SET LIKE IT IN THE WORLD  Provenance: The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, Inc, New York
  • "Music Ahead" American Fox Hunting Scenes, The Derrydale Press, New York, 1937, Plate size: 21 ¾ x 7 ⅞ inches, Paper size: 31 x 22 ⅞ inches, with generous margins, Hand made Paper with deckle edges, Limited to 250 numbered and signed prints. SET #1 Belonged to Eugene Connett, President, Derrydale Press. Even though the set was advertised as being produced in an edition of 250, most collectors and dealers in sporting art believe that there were many fewer actually produced. Uncut and unframed. Mint condition.  FLAWLESS, NOT ANOTHER SET LIKE IT IN THE WORLD  Provenance: The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, Inc, New York
  • "Hoick! Hoick! Hoick!" American Fox Hunting Scenes, The Derrydale Press, New York, 1937, Plate size: 21 ¾ x 7 ⅞ inches, Paper size: 31 x 22 ⅞ inches, with generous margins, Hand made Paper with deckle edges, Limited to 250 numbered and signed prints. SET #1 Belonged to Eugene Connett, President, Derrydale Press. Even though the set was advertised as being produced in an edition of 250, most collectors and dealers in sporting art believe that there were many fewer actually produced. Uncut and unframed. Mint condition.  FLAWLESS, NOT ANOTHER SET LIKE IT IN THE WORLD  Provenance: The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, Inc, New York
  • "Anticipation" Dry point etching, 6 x 8 inches, Framed: 12 x 14 inches, Signed, Lower right
  • "Squadron A Guard of Honor for President Theodore Roosevelt, 1905" Graphite on paper, 9 x 12 ½ inches, Signed, Inscribed, Dated 1947, Lower right
  • "Squadron A Picket Line, Spartansburgh 1917" Graphite on paper, 9 x 12 ½ inches, Signed, Inscribed, Dated 1947, Lower left

American, (1893-1958)

Paul Desmond Brown is widely regarded as the pre-eminent American illustrator of equestrian subjects although he was never formally trained as an artist.

View the Complete Gallery of Paul Brown’s Artwork

Illustrations c. 1927-1933
Illustrations c. 1932-1936
Illustrations c. 1933-1935
Illustrations c. 1940
American Polo Scenes, The Derrydale Press, 1930
American Fox Hunting Scenes, The Derrydale Press, 1937
International Polo Argentina vs. USA (Copa de las Americas), 1928

Polo Scenes
Steeplechase Scenes
Dry Point Etchings
Lithographs
Mixed Media
Written and/or Illustrated Books by Paul Brown

Brown is primarily known for his wonderful paintings, drawings and sketches of horses and equestrian sports, he is also well-known for his elegant and prolific illustrations for Brooks Brothers catalogs over three decades including more than one thousand drawings, making him a major influence on the image of urban males in twentieth-century America.

Paul Brown’s art is alive, original and strong without presumption. Color is only an occasional adjunct playing a very secondary role to the use of the hard-edged line. His style has a calculated simplicity an casual appearance, but is very carefully contrived and executed with much authority.

He used his wonderful powers of observation, drew heavily upon his copious notes and studies and greatly accepted the benefits of the camera only to cement his ideas. The rest was practice and care. His photographic memory proved to be an invaluable asset, enabling him to render images of specific moments sometimes years after they had taken place. Brown preferred to draw with a pencil and, although not fond of painting, he successfully employed a technique of using tinted paper with white highlights.

During the heyday of polo in the 1930′s, Paul Brown immortalized the sport for many in his illustrations for Peter Vischer’s POLO magazine, of which Brown was a member of the editorial board. Today those historical moments are often taken for granted, as is much of the past, but we still have Paul Brown’s unique legacy to breathe life into those special times.

Illustrating and writing books became Brown’s main occupation with the major publishers of the day including The Derrydale Press, Charles Scribner’s Sons, Dodd, Mead & Company. These books are avidly collected today and often fetch as much as an original work of art.

Chisholm Gallery, LLC represents and has the largest collection of Paul Desmond Brown’s work in the world.

Links

POLO+10 | Polo Illustrations by Paul Brown
Hurlingham Polo Magazine Feature Article