HOLESCH Polo Players Oil Painting

This oil on artist board depicting two polo players is by the important Hungarian horse painter, Denes de Holesch (1910-1983). Board measures 10.5" by 8.75" and frame measures 14" by 12.5" by 1.25". Signed "Holesch" in the lower right corner. This work likely dates from the 1950s to 1970s and resides in an old (likely original) frame. Painting is clean and colors are vibrant. Giltwood frame with linen matte has some losses which have been nicely hidden by relatively new gold paint which has been added to the highest points along all four sides. This item resides in our client's place in Larchmont NY in Westchester County and may be seen by appointment. This is one of four Holesch paintings we currently have for sale.

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Denes de Holesh was a truly international artist whose favorite subject was horses. His works have been exhibited all over the world, including in New York, Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Paris, Mexico City, Montreal, Tokyo, Sydney, and Madrid. His horse paintings fall into one of seven themes, including polo, circus, rodeo, hunt, bull-fight, race-course and running free. His mastery of the subject has been compared to that of Picasso, Delacroix and Franc Marc. In his book entitled Holesch (1910-1983) Horse Paintings (published in 1989 by Austrascope), the noted Australian writer and art historian, Andrew Mackenzie, stated "Although he painted countless horses, each canvas is a unique and individual study, apturing the personality of an animal of universal appeal, an heir to a tradition as old as mankind." In light of the recent passing of Prince Rainier, it is interesting to note that it has been reported that David Niven purchased a Holesch horse painting as a wedding gift for the Prince and Grace Kelly. Thanks for visiting. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

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Antiques (approx100yrs)
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