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]

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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.

Provenance:
Mondo Cane, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gould, Wilton, CT, until 2012.

Lawrence Edwin BLAZEY

Skyscaper at Night

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