67| Richard Stone Reeves (American, 1910-2005)
Signed,, Inscribed and dated ’90
Oil on canvas, 14" x 18"
Auction Expired because there were no bids
$20000 - $25000
“Affirmed always meant something very special to me. His owners, Louis and Patrice Wolfson, are old friends and clients of whom I was always very fond. When Affirmed matured into a stallion in Kentucky, he developed into one of the most attractive stallions I have painted. His neck arched and became a little fuller. His body proportions were a little heavier and more picturesque than as a racehorse, and his disposition was always one of the kindest that I have known. When Affirmed was at Calumet Farm, I had the pleasure of going out to his paddock and being able to visit and pet him, and he acted like an old friend.”
Richard Stone Reeves, Crown Jewels of Thoroughbred Racing, page 33. Illustrated: Page 33. Crown Jewels of Thoroughbred Racing. Reeves, Richard Stone. The Bloodhorse, Lexington, Kentucky, 1997.