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Sports Art, Rower and Runner, S Morgan Bryan, Pair of Watercolors, First Quarter 20th C.


S. Morgan Bryan

American: First Quarter 20th Century
Watercolor on illustration board
Signed lower right
29.5 x 12 inches, overall, each
$2,500, the pair

Pair of early 20th Century watercolor illustrations of young male athletes in an elongated vertical format. One shows a rower standing on a dock holding an oar. The companion work is a runner shown midstride on a track. Each as a portrait of a young man is outlined in black and colored in light washes. A related work by the same artist of a hockey player is known, suggesting these were part of set, possibly as mural designs.

S. Morgan Bryan was an American illustration artist and genre painter. He is best known for western-themed genre scenes and sporting scenes.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, handling, wear. Some light chips to edges, can be matted out.