Click image to enlarge
"Tugboat at the Pier (N.Y. Harbor)" by Leslie Joseph Powell, Amer., (1906-1978)
Watercolor and Pencil, 1942, 19-5/8 x 24-1/2, signed & dated in pencil, on a full sheet of J. Green & Son white watercolor paper. There is an old mat line, foxing to sky and some fading of blue pigment, noticable under edges of mat. This large and dynamic precisionist watercolor of an iconic New York tugboat was previously exhibited by the American Watercolor Society. Included is a 1940's-50's typed exhibition label from Art for Industry/New York held at 663 5th Ave. Works by Powell are in the collections of the Smithsonian, Brooklyn Museum and Butler Institute, among others.