Lot 179: Hernando G. Villa (1881-1952 Los Angeles, CA)

John Moran Auctioneers

February 20, 2007, 6:30 PM PST
Pasadena, CA, US
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Description: signed lower right: Hernando G. Villa, signed again and inscribed with title on labels affixed verso
Dimensions: 40 x 30
Artist or Maker: Hernando G. Villa (1881-1952 Los Angeles, CA)
Medium: mixed media on board
Condition Report: Visual: Good, original condition. Black Light: No evidence of inpainting under blacklight.
Provenance: Property from an early Los Angeles Family, La Brea
Notes: According to tradition, the subject of this painting is Rosemary Lick, whose family constructed the Lick Observatory and Lick Pier in Venice, CA. Rosemary Lick was a relative of the consignor and granddaughter of George Zobelein, founder of the Eastside Brewery of Los Angeles in 1907. Exhibition: Art Gallery, California State Fair, Sacramento, n.d., honorable mention prize winner
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