collector’s items. His original study of l find reason to say that the paintings
Bayridge, and his painting of trainer   Ellis did for the Horseshoe were y
Max Hirsch with Assault (the 1946 ’ not impressive
Kentucky Derby winner) rank with   The major canvas, depicting the
the portrait of Ben jones and Armed   1946 thoroughbred sales at r
as among Ellis’ top works. l Keeneland, hung on the wall near  
. . . ¤
Ellis stayed in Lexington about y the Horseshoe bar. It attracted con- _ L
two years and then returned to his l siderable attention because many of  
native Texas. _ j the faces of famous persons were %
i identifiable. They included auction-  
The Puinfings l eer George Swinebroad; A.B. (Bull)  
Few observers at the time could Hancock of Claiborne Farm; War- 1
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raclng. Not llkely at _
Keeneland, since rall -
ls not proper style.
Bottom, § ·
Thoroughbreds at
water. One ol ElIls’ <
best works and one
of the best Q I
preserved. Canvas
palntlngs are rolled
up for storage. When
hung agaln, the
stretchlng process
wlll ellmlnate most
of the marks vlslhle
In these Y
V photographs.
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