This painting (offered by a third party) is one of a portfolio of eight highly refined paintings of thoroughbred horses from 1955. We are unsure about the medium: It is probably casein or gouche. The frame measures 21 by 25 inches. Price: $2,000.
The drawing in black ink shows a rider sailing towards earth after having been tossed by a horse he was trying to break. This drawing on paper measures 14 by 10 inches and has neither a frame nor a mat. Price: $1,050.
This detailed pencil drawing was no doubt the sketch that preceded a painting about fox hunting. This large and exciting rendering measures 19 by 26 inches on paper affixed to Styrofoam poster board and it is slightly dulled by age. Price $975.
Although unsigned, the authenticity of this watercolor is not in doubt: It appears on page 55 of a book entitled “The Horses of San Simeon,” written by Mrs. William Randolph Hearst in 1985. This view of California in the 1800’s, was painted on a board and measures 11 by 14 inches. Price: $1,000.
This imaginative watercolor, done completely in shades of gray (and some white), is an exuberant demonstration of Sam Savitt’s pure focus on horses. Measuring 10 by 10 inches, this painting is on a light cardboard stock and has no mat or frame. Price: $1,075.
The mare and foal was a classic Sam Savitt theme. This small image is very precisely drawn in ink and was widely reproduced. It is drawn on paper and measures 7 by 11 inches. There is no mat or frame. Price: SOLD
This watercolor, that evokes an impressionist style, is a wonderful snapshot of the minutes before a horse race. This piece measures 7 by 9 inches without a mat or frame. Price: $950.
Completed in 1945, this is the oldest Savitt horse drawing in our possession. This little sketch — done with a ball-point pen — showcased his remarkable skill as a 28-year-old artist working with an inflexible medium, which did not allow room for error. Not for sale.