top of page

REF: P0065

‘Al Farrow’

  • A 19th century equestrian sporting painting titled 'Al Farrow’, by American artist Eugene (Gean) Smith.

    Oil on canvas laid down on wood panel, signed & dated '91 bottom right & titled bottom centre, set within what appears to be its original stained wood frame.

    Sight dimensions, 17" x 24", framed dimensions, 21" high x 28" wide x 1.5" deep. 


    There is some uncertainty at this point as to whether the name Al Farrow is in fact the name of the thoroughbred racehorse pictured here, or possibly that of the name of the jockey.

    Research recently discovered in an archival article from both the New York Sun and The New York press, dated January 9th, 1891, references the name 'Al Farrow' entered in races at Clifton (The Old Clifton Raceway, Passaic, New Jersey), noting a weight of 114 pounds.

    In addition to the weight of a jockey, the weight could also refer to what the weight of a jockey is that a particular horse (i.e. Al Farrow) will be carrying in a race.


    Eugene (Gean) Smith (1851-1928) was an accomplished American painter & illustrator who specialized in equestrian sporting subjects depicting notable horses, jockeys & drivers. Born in New York state, Gean Smith later moved to Chicago in 1871 where he opened a studio and worked until 1884. He then moved to New York City in 1885 and worked steadily until 1923. Afterwards he moved to Galveston Texas where he spent his remaining few years until he passed away in 1928.

  • Please contact us by either phone at
    (613) 741-8565

    - or -

    By email through our Contact Page.

    Please allow 24hr - 48hrs for replies.


bottom of page