My Great Grandfather (Charles F. Kieser) use to breed race horses. He owned Native Street. I just received an oil painting for Christmas that my sisters have always thought was a painting of Native Street, but written on the back of painting is Beaver Street* . My Mother, who is the only person who would know for certain which horse is in the painting, has Alzheimer's so I can't confirm with her. Last night I found an article in the NYT about when my Grandfather died, which says he sold Native Street for $40,000. I can't imagine why he would have a painting of Native Street's mother and not Native Street a big purse winner (at least back in those days) but I guess that's not so unusual.
I'm trying to find out if anyone knows how I might find a picture of both Native Street and Beaver Street, which would help me discern identity in painting. Not that I'm selling, I'm also curious if the painting is of value. Unfortunately, there is no artist signature that I can find.
Roguelet, please attache the photos of painting that I emailed you earlier, and the NYT article. When I click IMG above nothing happens.
Here's pedigree link: http://www.pedigreequery.com/native+street
I would appreciate any help.
Barb Dunsmore, San Diego