Franklin Brooke Voss “Ulic” Portrait of Thoroughbred Oil on Canvas

Franklin Brooke Voss (1880-1953). Oil on canvas painting of a chestnut thoroughbred standing in a grassy pasture. In its original frame with a brass nameplate that reads, “‘Ulic’ Sire Hendrie Dam Titania.” Signed and dated 1939 along the lower right. Ulic was a noted show horse. The New York Times wrote an article on April 20, 1934 which read, “Ulic, the veteran chestnut gelding from the stable of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Untermyer of Greenwich, Conn., scored a notable triumph at the opening session of the tenth annual New Haven horse show tonight.” Franklin Brooke Voss was an American painter known for his stunning portraits of thoroughbred racehorses such as Seabiscuit, Man o’ War, and Equipoise. He attended the Art Students League of New York and was a pupil of George Bridgman (1865-1943). Throughout his career he was commissioned by families such as the Vanderbilts and Whitneys. Sight; height: 24 1/2 in x width: 29 1/2 in. Framed; height: 29 1/2 in x width: 34 1/4 in.