Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 390
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600


Polo players on horseback.

Illustration for an unknown story or article. Oil on canvas, circa 1925. 762x610mm; 30x24 inches. Signed "R. Farrington Elwell" in lower right image.

Elwell was a talented painter of horses who gained much of his early training through his connection with William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, illustrating some of the famous performer's advertising and publicity. He later went on to work for such publications as Harper's, Century Magazine, American Magazine, and The Outing Magazine as well as for pulp magazines such as Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, Adventure, West, Short Stories, and Frontier Stories before retiring to Arizona to paint Western landscape scenes.