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Sporting Art, Horses, Polo, John Lorin Black, Watercolor, 1934

$450

John Lorin Black (1894-1963)
Polo Players
Cleveland, Ohio: 1934
Graphite and watercolor on illustration board
Signed in pencil and dated lower right: Lorin Black – 34
13 x 17 inches, overall
$450

Stylized watercolor of two polo players by the Cleveland artist John Lorin Black. Apparently a preliminary sketch for a larger painting, the work is fluidly painted with gestural brushmarks conveying the motion of the horses.

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Stylized watercolor of two polo players by the Cleveland artist John Lorin Black. Apparently a preliminary sketch for a larger painting, the work is fluidly painted with gestural brushmarks conveying the motion of the horses.

John Lorin Black was a painter from Cleveland and member of the Cleveland Society of Artists. He signed his name Lorin Black rather than John Lorin Black, such as on an example of the artist’s work in the Cleveland Museum of Art (see References below).

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning and wear.

References:

Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1985. p. 57.

“Woman (John Lorin Black).” Cleveland Museum of Art. 2005. http://www.clemusart.com/explore/artistwork.asp?artistLetter=B&recNo=138&woRecNo=0 (16 March 2006).

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Century

20th Century