Fine Art

"Paul Brown 'Webb Takes Care Of Atkinson' c1929 Conte Crayon Polo Drawing"

Sz: 13" x 17"

Original conte crayon drawing by Paul Desmond Brown (1893-1958) depicting a polo match with :

James Watson Webb II (known as James Sr.) (July 1, 1884 – March 4, 1960) was an American polo champion and insurance executive. He was a grandson of William Henry Vanderbilt and James Watson Webb.

In 1921, and, again in 1924 and 1927, he played on the American polo team that won the International Polo Cup from England at the Meadowbrook Polo Club. His teammates in 1921 were Louis Ezekiel Stoddard, Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., and Devereaux Milburn. His teammates in 1924 were Hitchcock, Malcolm Stevenson, Robert Early Strawbridge, Jr. and Milburn, and in 1927, they were Hitchcock, Stevenson and Milburn. The Cup was the most anticipated event on the sporting calendar in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s.

Webb, a left hander, was named America's all-time all-star polo team in 1934 by Louis E. Stoddard, chairman of the United States Polo Association.


Colonel Eric Garnett Atkinson MVO, (9 April 1887 – 1955) was a British-Indian soldier and an India 9-goal polo player. He competed in the 1924 and 1927 International Polo Cup.

Played Polo for England in 1924 and 1927 against the United States.

It was decided for the first post-war international match with America for the Westchester Cup that the Hurlingham Club should be represented by a team from the Army in India. This decision was prompted not only by reason of the lack of players then in England, but doubtless also by the high standard already attained by many Indian Cavalry players.

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