Ottavio Leoni
1578-1630, Italian

Tempesta
1578-1630, Italian

This 1623 engraving by Ottavio Leoni measures 5 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches. It is a portrait bust of the artist Antonio Tempesta in a 12 sided frame. Bartsch 38. A collection seal is stamped on the back. Leoni did a series of 12 engraved portraits of fellow artists including Michelangelo, which is the only documented portrait of him by another artist.

Painting

The Lighthouse
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Mokowitz measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.

Print

English Bay
$425.00
1900-1968, American

Etching by the American artist Levon West measuring 8 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1927, pencil signed, titled and numbered 70/100, printed by West. Levon West was a watercolorist, printmaker and photographer, studying at the Art Students' League and then with Joseph Pennell. A great admirer of Whistler, West created his own "Venice Set" in 1931, along with a series of five etchings of native life in Hudson Bay. His works are on display in the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many others.

Drawing

Debussy's Clouds
1924-, American

Watercolor on paper, image size 13 1/4 x 18 1/8 inches, 1950, signed and titled in pencil, l.r. This is a study for the painting, "Debussy's Clouds," which was featured on the program for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra's concert in December 1950.