Lawrence Edwin Blazey (1902 - 1999)
Skyscaper at Night Sold
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, pencil and gouache, within a fictive drawn mount with a framing line. Signed le. blazey at the lower right. Inscribed with a monogram device MG (probably for Manning & Greene Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio) at the lower right. An old label inscribed Manning & Greene, Inc. / Advertising Art / Cleveland formerly attached to the reverse of the frame.542 x 394 mm. (21 3/8 x 15 1/2 in.) [sheet]ENQUIRE
The present sheet was probably drawn for the commercial advertising firm Manning & Greene Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio. Among stylistically comparable drawings by Blazey are two sheets also formerly in the Gould collection; an aerial view of Euclid Avenue in Cleveland and a drawing of the American Steel and Wire factory. This drawing was included in the following exhibitions:Wilton, CT., Wilton Historical Society, American Modern Art 1920-1945, 35th Annual Wilton Historical Society Antiques Show, March 2002.New Britain, CT., New Britain Museum of American Art, The Michael and Marilyn Gould Collection of American Modern Art (1918-1949), 2007, no.4.
Mondo Cane, New YorkMr. and Mrs. Michael Gould, Wilton, CT, until 2012.