Original acrylic-on-canvas painting of Christy Mathewson by renowned sports artist Darryl Vlasak. Signed by the artist in the lower right. Mathewson is pictured here as a member of the New York Giants, circa 1911. Vlasak's paintings are characterized by an astounding sense of realism, punctuated by a strict attention to every detail. This example is no exception and gives viewers the sense that Mathewson is actually standing across from them as they gaze upon his image. Most collectors today have been exposed to Vlasak's work through his popular series of classic ballpark lithographs and prints, though in the world of fine art it is his paintings of baseball legends that define his greatest talent. Vlasak is also a highly regarded artist in the field of wildlife and nature scenes. This is a Darryl Vlasak masterpiece. The painting (19.25 x 23.25 inches; visible dimensions) is in Mint condition and has been framed to total dimensions of 25.25 x 29.25 inches. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be an additional shipping charge for this lot. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.