Levon West
1900-1968, American

The Cypress
1900-1968, American

This original etching by Levon West measures 6 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed, numbered and titled. Levon West studied at the Art Students League with Joseph Pennell, who greatly encouraged him to pursue his etching career which he did by traveling to Spain for a year to study techniques used by the masters. His first important etching came as a sketch of Charles Lindberg's plane, the "Spirit of St. Louis" which he presented to the New York Times the day after Lindberg's famous trans-Atlantic flight. The etching was front page news. From there Wests' career took off.

Early Gunner
1900-1968, American

This etching and drypoint by Levon West, published in 1930, measures 9 3/8 x 15 1/8 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered on the lower margin. Levon West grew up a preacher's son in North Dakota. He attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in business before he turned to art. In a pivotal moment in his life, West traveled to the east coast where he met Joseph Pennell, who recognized his talent and encouraged him to study art and printmaking. West studied etching with Pennell as well as at the Art Students League in New York.

Champion Cocker Spaniel Ch. Torohill Trader
1900-1968, American

Etching, image size 14 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, 1934, pencil signed.

Casa Blanca, Havana
1900-1968, American

Etching, image size 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, 1930, pencil signed and numbered "54".

Dark Doorway
1900-1968, American

Etching, 15 3/4 x 8 inches, pencil signed, framed


1870-1959, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches, signed l.r. "J. Watson Davis", publishers remarks are below image in pencil(not seen) and are taken from Henry David Thoreau's book "Walden" from the chapter "The Bean field" and read "I cherish them, I hoe them (early and late), I have an eye to them (and this is my) days work".


Lakeside Scene
1786-1864, Japanese

Color woodblock, triptych, image size 14 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches, censor seal: 1847-48


Castle Path
fl. 1875-1889, American

Watercolor, image size 14 x 10 1/8 inches, dated 1885 and signed Geo. C. Bell