Private collection, Pennsylvania; Christie's, New York, 3 December 1997, lot 31, where purchased.
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THOMAS J. CARROLL (LOTS 58, 229-251)
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.