John Harrison Levee

October II


Oil and sand on canvas

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John Harrison Levee (American, 1924-2017).

This work is offered framed.

Height: 35 inches / 88.9 cm
Width: 57.25 inches / 145.41 cm
Frame Height: 36 inches / 91.44 cm
Frame Width: 58.25 inches / 147.96 cm

Signed Levee and dated 57 (upper right); signed Levee, titled and dated 1957 on the reverse


Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting, Cleveland

Collection of Sylvia Ullman (acquired from the above)

Thence by descent to the current owner


This work has been included in the Online Catalogue Raisonné for John Harrison Levee prepared by Patrick Reynolds, Director of Le Musée Privé and expert for the artist, and identified with the identification number of CRJL1957 N°18.

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition overall.

There are tonal and textural variations to the surface, including areas of heavy impasto, inherent to the artist's working method and chosen media.

There is minor surface dust accumulated to the surface including to the impasto areas, visible upon close inspection.

There is slight rippling to the canvas visible upon close inspection.

There are areas of scattered hairline cracking to the pigment including smaller instances along the upper edge and one more prominent vertical linear crack in the central third.

Under ultraviolet inspection, there is no evidence of restoration.

Framed without glazing.

Art Period
Abstract Expressionism
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