• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 229

    Thomas Blinks (Maidstone 1853-1912 London)

    "Away! Away!"

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    Thomas Blinks (Maidstone 1853-1912 London)
    "Away! Away!"
    signed 'TBlinks' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    16¼ x 24¼ in. (41.3 x 61.6 cm.)

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    A larger version of this subject was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902, no. 475 and subsequently sold Christie's, New York, 3 December 1998, lot 174. For a note on the artist see lot 192.


    Private collection, Pennsylvania; Christie's, New York, 3 December 1997, lot 31, where purchased.

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    Pre-Lot Text


    Thomas J. Carroll was born on November 13, 1926 in Philadelphia, the son of the late Harry Joseph and Kathryn McLaughlin Carroll. He left school in 1945 to serve in the U.S. Army until the end of World War II. In 1947 he began his professional career at the investment firm of Cartwright and Parmelee, in New York. In December of 1969 he founded Carroll, McEntee & McGinley, a primary government bond dealer, now part of HSBC.

    A lifelong love of horses led him and his wife Joan to the Chester county area of Pennsylvania where they began racing horses and collecting art and antiques. The excitement of steeplechase racing lured him into competing as an amateur owner/rider for several years. When he retired as an amateur jockey he continued to own flat and steeplechase horses and was involved in foxhunting. From the early 1980s, he lived in Middleburg, Virginia and began to expand his art collection, which was strongly influenced by his love of horses and the outdoors, to include works by notable artist such as John Singer Sargent, Sir William Orpen, Edward Potthast, Sir Alfred Munnings, Theodore Robinson and William Merrit Chase.